Man In Police Net For Stabbing Colleague


For allegedly stabbing a colleague with broken bottle during a fight, one Adekoya  Idris has been sentenced to six months imprisonment by a Surulere Magistrate’s  Court, Lagos, South West Nigeria.

He was arrested by the police at Orile Police Station, following a complaint lodged  by Lukumon Gbadeyan and was arraigned before a Surulere Magistrate’s Court on a  one-count charge of stabbing.

Adekoya Idris was sentenced to Ikoyi Prison after pleading guilty to a charge of  felony to wit, stabbing Mr. Lukumon Gbadeyan, by using broken bottle on his back,  chest and head respectively and causing him serious injury, an offence punishable  under Section 338 of the Criminal Code, Cap. 17, Vol. 2, Laws of Lagos State of  Nigeria, 2003.

The incident happened at the premises of European Soap Company along Mile 2-Oshodi  Expressway, Lagos.

The one-count charge read “that you, Adekoya Idris, on 3 November 2010 at about 12  p.m. at European Soap Company, Coker, along Mile 2-Oshodi Expressway, Lagos, in the  Lagos Magisterial District, did unlawfully wound one Lukumon Gbadeyan by using  broken bottle to stab him on his back, chest and his hand respectively and caused  him injury.”

The defendant pleaded guilty to the charge and the presiding magistrate subsequently  sentenced him to six months imprisonment without an option of fine.

—Paul Iyoghojie

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