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Lady escapes lynching over alleged snatching of manhood in BRT bus

Lady escapes lynching over alleged snatching of manhood in BRT bus
Written by Maritime First

…As Court Sentences man to 6 months in prison for attempted suicide***

A yet-to-be-identified young lady on Thursday escaped lynching by an irate mob over alleged snatching of manhood of three men in a Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) bus at Onipanu Bus Stop in Lagos.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) correspondent, who monitored the incident, reports that the young lady escaped death as irate mob and BRT passengers pounced on her over the allegation.

An eye witness and passenger in the bus, who pleaded anonymity, told NAN that a man suddenly raised the alarm that his manhood had disappeared immediately the young lady touched him in the bus.

She added that two other men standing close to the first man almost immediately raised the same alarm, after feeling their organs

The eyewitness added that the bus driver had to take all the occupants of the bus to Onipanu Police Station to report the incident

Speaking to NAN at the police station, an unidentified police officer, confirmed the incident and said that the police were on top of the situation.

NAN reports that the three affected men were taken to undisclosed hospital for confirmation of their claims.

In the meantime, an Ado-Ekiti Magistrates’ Court on Thursday sentenced a 26-year-old man, Abiodun Ogunbode, to six months in prison for attempted suicide in Ekiti.

Chief Magistrate Abdulhamid Lawal, sentence Ogunbode, after he pleaded guilty to attempted suicide.

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Ogunbode, had pleaded to the court for leniency.

Earlier, the  Prosecution Counsel, Leramo Caleb, told the court that the convict committed the offence on Sept. 27, at about 3 at Odo Ado area of Ekiti State.

He said the offence contravened the provisions of Section 327 of the Criminal Code Cap 16, Laws of Ekiti State 2012.

Caleb urged the court to convict the accused as charged having confessed and pleaded guilty to the offence.


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