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Technician risks 3-year jail term for stabbing man with broken bottle

A 19-year-old radio repairer, Okiki Adelakun, risk a three year jail term for allegedly stabbing a man with  broken bottle over a minor argument.

Okiki was arrested after he allegedly stabbed one Minus Rasaq on the chest on January 24, 2017, at Pako Bus stop, Dopemu, Agege.

Upon his arrest, and subsequent investigation,he was on Wednesday brought before an Ikeja Chief Magistrate court.

The accused, a resident of Dopemu area of Lagos, is facing a charge of assault, an offence he denied committing.

The offence contravened Section 171 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2011.

However, section 171 prescribes a three-year jail term for those convicted for assault occasioning harm.

The prosecutor, Sgt. Rosemary Ehemegbe, told the court that the accused committed the offence on January 24, 2017, around 10 pm at Pako Bus Stop, Dopemu, Agege,Ikeja.

Ehemegbe alleged that the accused assaulted the complainant by stabbing him with a broken bottle on the chest.

She explained that Adelakun and the complainant had a misunderstanding two days earlier which was settled.

Ehemegbe said that the accused, who was not satisfied with the way the dispute was settled, started trailing the victim.

The prosecutor said that immediately the accused got an opportunity to assault the complainant, he used a broken bottle to stab him on the chest.

“The complainant was quickly rushed to the hospital for treatment by those at the scene of the incident.

“Adelakun was arrested by the police and taken to the station for further questioning, “Ehemegbe said.

The Magistrate, Mrs E. Kubeinji, granted the accused bail in the sum of N100,000,with two sureties in like sum. 

The case was adjourned for hearing on February 27,2017.

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