We’ll prosecute man who climbed Abuja mast over hardship if … – Police

The Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Police Command has said it will prosecute Shaibu Yusuf, man who threatened to commit suicide on Monday, if he is found to be mentally stable.

Yusuf caused a bit of drama in the FCT when he climbed a broadcast mast belonging to Aso Radio and Television in the Katampe area, to protest the economic hardship Nigerians are facing in the country.

In a note left on the floor at the scene of the drama, Yusuf said he would only come down from the mast if economic hardship, insecurity, and the out-of-school children crisis were addressed.

However, he came down from the mast after persuasion by Florence Wenegieme, Acting General Manager of the FCT Emergency Management Department.

Wenegieme assured him that his message would be delivered to the relevant authorities. He was subsequently arrested by the police.

Spokesperson of the FCT police command, Josephine Adeh,said Yusuf is in custody in a stable condition.

Providing further update on him on Tuesday, Adeh said the police had sent Yusuf to the FCT Social Development Secretariat for mental evaluation.

“If found mentally stable after the test, he will be charged in court for attempted suicide, disturbance of public peace, and incitement,” said the FCT police spokesperson.

“The offences are contrary to sections 231, 111, and 114 of the Penal Code Act.”

Section 231 of the act states: “Whoever attempts to commit suicide and does any act towards the commission of such offence, shall be punished with imprisonment for a term which may extend to one year or with a fine or with both.”

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