‘Spiderman’ To Face Charges Of Attempting To Commit Suicide
By Serestino Tusingwire
Mustapha Lule, the 17 year-old boy who a few weeks ago jumped off Mabirizi Complex is set to face criminal charges over attempting to commit suicide.
Lule was discharged from Mulago National Referral Hospital at the weekend where he was admitted following the incident.
Detectives at Central Police Station Kampala opened an attempted suicide case against Lule and he’s yet to be summoned to record a statement.
Emilian Kayima, the Kampala Metropolitan Police spokesman said though they are compassionate about Lule’s fate, the law must be enforced so that no other person attempts to commit suicide.
“Nobody has the right to take his life or that of another. Lule will be taken to court because he attempted to commit suicide,” Kayima said yesterday.
“Prosecuting Lule will send a message to others that what he attempted to do is punishable under the law,” he added.
According to Section 210 of the Penal Code Act, any person who attempts to kill himself or herself commits a misdemeanor.
A misdemeanor is a minor offence that is punishable with imprisonment of a period not exceeding two years.