Man in court for stabbing another with broken bottle


A 25-year- old man, Wasiu Shobayo, was on Thursday arraigned before Mrs O.O Layinka of an Ikeja Chief Magistrates’ Court for allegedly stabbing a man with a broken bottle.

The accused, a tricycle rider, who lives at 5, Merimi St., Off power line, Agbado, a suburb of Lagos, is being tried for alleged assault and causing grievous harm.

The prosecutor, Sgt. Donjor Perezi told the court that the offence was committed on June, 26 at Ibari Junction, Pen cinema, Agege, Lagos.

Perezi said that a fight ensued between the accused and one Isaac Ogokeh over transportation fee, and “the accused broke a bottle and stabbed the complainant on his hand and was about to run away when passer-byes apprehended him”.

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He said the offence contravened Section 243 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2011.

The accused, however, pleaded not guilty.

The Chief Magistrate granted the accused bail in the sum of N150,000,
with two sureties in like sum.

She adjourned the case to Aug. 15 for mention.

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