A Chief Magistrates’ Court in Minna, Niger State has ordered that one of the students who reside in Minna, Suleman Ayuba, 19 and who pleaded guilty to attempted suicide by taking rat poison, be remanded in prison, pending judgement.
Magistrate Hauwa Yusuf, who gave the order after Ayuba pleaded guilty, adjourned the judgement till September 16, 2019.
Ayuba was charged with attempted suicide, contrary to the provisions of Section 231 of the Penal Code Law of Niger State.
Earlier, the Prosecution Counsel, Daniel Ikwoche, told the court that one Badamosi Abdullahi had reported the suicide attempt by Ayuba on the 23rd of August, 2019.
According to findings made available to schoolworld, Ikwoche stated that the complainant, a noodles seller, alleged that on the same day at about 7pm, the defendant bought some cooked noodles from him and poured a pack of poison in it and ate it.
According to him, the defendant became unconscious afterwards and was rushed to a nearby hospital where he was revived.
Ayuba pleaded guilty and begged the court for leniency. “I wanted to take my life because life is too hard for me as an orphan,” he told the court.