Wonders shall never end as drama ensued on Tuesday, December 8, at Ejigbo Magistrates’ court when a suspect jumped off the building to evade trial, PM News reports.
22-year-old Tomiwa Bolaji was arrested and charged before the court for allegedly stealing a generator set belonging to Moses Udeze at his residence located at 11, Adenekan Street where Udeze. Bolaji was caught by residents while escaping with the generator and handed over to the police at Ejigbo Division where he confessed to having stolen the set to sell and raise money.
He was charged to court on a one count charge of stealing under the Criminal Code. He pleaded guilty during his arraignment. The prosecutor, Mr Ishaku Babaji urged the court to give a short date to enable him present fact and sentence. The presiding Magistrate, Mrs J. O. E. Adeyemi ordered him to be remanded in prison custody at Kirikiri pending the date for fact and sentence. The case was adjourned till 14 December.
However, while the court officials were preparing his remand papers, Bolaji suddenly got up and jumped off the court building. Security guards, court registrar, and police officers pursued and finally re-arrested him. He was taken back into the court for trial and sent to prison.