13th May, 2011
A Chadian employed as a security man at a private home in Ikoyi, Lagos, Ahmed Bishara, 25, has been arraigned before the Igbosere Magistrateâ€™s Court, Lagos on one-count charge of assault.
The police at the Ikoyi Division, Eti-Osa, Lagos State, Southwest Nigeria, alleged that the accused on 7 May, 2011 at 20A, Gerald Road, Ikoyi, Lagos, used a flower scissors to harm Jimmy Sam, a houseboy during a disagreement over the sharing of N12,000.
Items revovered from the accused include a dagger knife, scissors and N11,000.
In his statement to the police, Jimmy accused the security man of collecting N12,000 from the manager of the house to clean the environment. â€œI told him it was wrong to collect money from the same man who is paying us salary and even gave us free accommodation. I said I will not allow him to collect any money again because it is our duty to clean the compound since we are working and living there. The next thing he did was to break my head with a big scissors and blood started gushing out,â€ he added.
During interrogation, the accused allegedly confessed to the crime which is punishable under Section 338 of the Criminal Code, Cap. 32, Vol. 11, Laws of Lagos State of Nigeria, 2003.
The accused pleaded not guilty to the charges and the presiding magistrate, Mr. A. Adefulire granted him bail in the sum of N200,000 with two sureties.
The magistrate directed that the sureties must be gainfully employed and must be residing within the jurisdiction of the court with their addresses verified.
The matter continues on 14 June, 2011.