A 32-year-old drunken security guard, Daniel Oko-Oboh, was on Wednesday docked before an Ikeja Chief Magistrates’ Court for allegedly stabbing his co-tenant on the face with a sharp object.
The accused, who lives at No. 22 Oluwatosin Street, in the Iju Ishaga area of Lagos, is being charged for assault.
The Prosecutor, Inspector Matthew Akhaluode, said the accused allegedly stabbed one Blessing Ola with a sharp object on the face, following an unresolved argument.
Akhaluode told the court that the accused committed the offence on January 23 at their residence.
He said the accused, who came home drunk on that fateful day went to his neighbour’s door and started hurling abusive words on her.
“The complainant retaliated by abusing the accused too and in the process; the accused stabbed her with a sharp object on the face,” the prosecutor told the court.
But the defendant pleaded “not guilty” to the charge.
The offences contravened Section 173 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State 2015, (Revised). The Section prescribes three years jail term for offenders upon conviction.
A.A. Adetunji, the presiding Chief Magistrate, granted the accused bail in the sum of N100, 000 with two responsible sureties in like sum.
Adetunji said the sureties must be gainfully employed and show evidence of two years tax payment to the Lagos State Government. He also ruled that their addresses must be verifiable by the court.
The magistrate adjourned the case until February 20 for hearing.