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Police refer man who attempted suicide in Abuja to Social Development Secretariat for mental evaluation

The Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Police Command has sent Shuaibu Yushau, the man who climbed a broadcast mast in an attempt to commit suicide Monday, to the Social Development Secretariat for mental evaluation.

Penpushing reports that the Command Public Relations Officer, Josephine Adeh, made this known in a post on X, adding that the survivor maybe charge to court for attempted suicide if found mentally stable after the test

“We have sent Shuaibu Yushau, the man who climbed a broadcast mast yesterday, to the Social Development Secretariat for mental evaluation. If found mentally stable after the test, he will be charged to court for attempted suicide, disturbance of public peace and incitement’, Adeh wrote

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Penpushing further reports that the command’s spokesperson, Josephine Adeh, said this in a post on X on Tuesday that the offences allegedly committed by Yushau are contrary to sections 231,111 and 114 of the Penal Code Act.

The survivor it is recalled had climbed a 120-foot-high mast belonging to ASO Radio in the Katampe area of Abuja, claiming to have observed the mast for about a week before climbing it on Monday, adding that his suicide served as an act of protest against the socio-economic hardship plaguing the country.

Penpushing also reports that the man threatened to sacrifice his life for the solution to the country’s dire economic situation, and in the note, he wrote and left on the ground before climbing the mast, he made various demands, which, he said, would alleviate the hardship in the country, while his demands include restoring fuel subsidies and declaring an emergency in some northern states facing insecurity.

The Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Police Command Public Relations Officer, earlier in a statement on Monday said that the authorities got a distress call from concerned Nigerians, prompting them to mobilise their operatives to the location to arrest Yushau.

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