Drama As Armed Robbery Suspect Fled And Jumped Into A Canal To Escape Trial
One suspected robber, Mr. Segun Mabaoreje steered up a drama at the court after he suddenly escaped from the courtroom in Lagos, fled and jumped into a canal to escape trial.
It was gathered that the incident happened at the Magistrates court sitting in Ejigbo, Lagos, where the suspect, Mr. Mabaoreje was brought for arraignment.
However, he met his match as both the court officials and the security men pursued him. The security men dived into the canal, apprehended and brought him back to the courtroom where he was eventually arraigned.
The prosecutor, Inspector G. Simon, prepared another charge and he was arraigned for attempting to escape for the offense.
The Presiding Magistrate, Mr. L.K.J. Layeni, did not grant him bail as his attempted escape happened in his presence.
He ordered that the suspect be remanded in prison custody and adjourned till 6th August 2018, when he will be brought to court for the offense he had committed before he attempted to escape from the court.
The suspect was arrested by the police at Igando Division for burglary and attempt to steal before he was caught.
It was assembled that the incident happened at 15 Showunmi Street in Egan area of Lagos.
Mr. Mabaoreje was not the only suspected that had tried such in the past, another suspect tried to escape in the same court but he failed, was charged and remanded in prison.
It was also gathered that a young suspect was brought to Ogba Magistrates court; he jumped from the court’s three storey building and died on the spot in his attempt to escape.
It was gathered that after Mr. Mabaoreje was re-arrested, he said was afraid to go to prison and that was why he tried to escape but failed. He said he was told that the prison was a death trap and that he may not survive if he was taken there.
However, his claim was debunked by prison officials who said that the prison was not all that terrible as it remained a correction center with modern facilities.