5th October, 2010
The landlord of 11, Idowa Akinola Street, Olowora Isheri, Lagos State, Nigeria, AbiodunÂ Adebayo, 46, has been ordered to be remanded in prison custody by the Ikeja Magistrateâ€™sÂ Court sitting in Isheri-Oke, Lagos State, Nigeria.
P.M.NEWS gathered that the landlord reportedly went out on a drinking spree on the day ofÂ the incident.
He returned home late in the night and started to attack the tenant with a matchete. InÂ the process, he inflicted injuries on the face and left hand of the tenant, BlessingÂ Essien.
The matter was reported at the police station and he was arrested and later arraigned inÂ court on a two-count charge of attempt to kill Blessing Essien and damaging the door toÂ her room.
The first count read: â€œthat you Abiodun Adebayo, 46, on 28 September, 2010 at about 12:05Â a.m. at 11, Idowu Akinola Street, Olowora-Isheri, Lagos in the Ikeja magistraterialÂ District did attempt unlawfully to kill one Blessing Essien by hiting her with cutlass onÂ her left hand and her face and caused her injury and thereby committed an offenceÂ punishable under Section 320 of the Criminal Code Cap. 17 Vol. 11 laws of Lagos State ofÂ Nigeria, 2003.â€
When the charge was read to him, he pleaded not guilty. The presiding magistrate, M. I.Â Dan-Oni admitted him to bail in the sum of N100,000 with two sureties in the like sum whoÂ must produce evidence of tax payment to the Lagos State government.
But because he was unable to meet the bail conditions in good time, the court orderedÂ that he be remained in prison custody.
The case was later adjourned till 20 October, 2010 for mention.