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Drama in court as man jumps off storey building to evade trial

Tomiwa Bolaji, 22, did the unimaginable today at the Ejigbo Magistrates’ court, Lagos State. He jumped off the court’s storey building to evade trial. He beat the court security guards and tried to escape through the adjoining street.

The court registrar, security guards and police officers present had to chase him and later re-arrested him and brought him back into the courtroom to face trial. He was arraigned for stealing a power generator valued at N25,000, belonging to one Moses Udeze.

He confessed that he actually stole the set to sell in order to raise money. He was charged on a one count charge of stealing. When he was arraigned, he pleaded guilty was ordered to be remanded in prison pending the date for fact and sentence, 14 December.

But while the court officials were preparing for his remand papers, he suddenly got up and jumped off the court building before he was re-arrested…… he later said, being a local rapper, dt was his own way of getting himself ready for “Jimmy Jump Off.”…..