Engineer Akinsola docked for pouring bleach in neighbour’s eye

Court: A Magistrate Court in Port Harcourt, Rivers State orders remand of four persons for allegedly abducting and selling a baby for N500,000.

Court: A Magistrate Court in Port Harcourt, Rivers State orders remand of four persons for allegedly abducting and selling a baby for N500,000.

By Vivian Ibobo

A 35-year-old engineer, Tolu Akinsola, was on Friday docked in an Ikeja Chief Magistrates’ Court, for allegedly pouring bleach in her neighbour’s eye

The police charged Akinsola, who resides at No. 16, Olorunisola St., Mushin, Lagos with assault and breach of the peace.

She pleaded not guilty.

The Prosecution Counsel, Insp Rukayat Ogundeji, told the court that the defendant committed the offence on Oct. 4.

Ogundeji alleged that the defendant poured ”hypo” bleach in Mr Samson Fatoyinbo’s eyes following a minor misunderstanding.

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The offence, he said, contravened the provisions of sections 171 and 168 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Section 171 prescribes a three-year jail term for assault while Section 168(2) stipulates three months’ imprisonment for breach of the peace.

Magistrate A.J. Odueke admitted the defendant to bail in the sum of N100,000 with two sureties in like sum.

He ordered that both sureties must reside within the court’s jurisdiction, be gainfully employed and have evidence of tax payment to Lagos State Government.

Odueke adjourned the case until Dec. 12 for mention. (NAN)