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July 23, 2024

Man arrested for attempted suicide in Abuja undergoes mental assessment

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Shuaibu Yushau, who made headlines after climbing a transmission tower in Abuja’s Katampe Hill area to demand the reinstatement of fuel subsidies and improved security, has been referred for mental assessment.

The incident, which occurred on Monday, July 8, led to his subsequent arrest by the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) police.

According to FCT Police Public Relations Officer Josephine Adeh, Yushau’s actions prompted authorities to refer him to the Social Development Secretariat for evaluation of his mental state.

This step is crucial in determining his stability and subsequent legal actions.

Adeh emphasized that pending the outcome of the assessment, if Yushau is deemed mentally stable, he will face charges including attempted suicide, disturbance of public peace, and incitement. These charges are in accordance with sections 231, 111, and 114 of the Penal Code Act.

The incident underscores the complexities surrounding mental health issues and public safety, highlighting the legal consequences individuals may face for actions that disrupt public order.

As the evaluation process unfolds, further updates on Yushau’s case are anticipated.

We shall keep you informed as developments progress regarding this incident and its implications within the legal and mental health frameworks of the FCT.

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