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Thursday, September 11, 2014

Man stabs girlfriend desiring to quit relationship


The police in Lagos on Thursday arraigned a 23-year -old man, who allegedly stabbed his girlfriend for desiring to quit their relationship. Olaide Salami appeared before an Apapa Magistrates’ Court over assault, stealing and conspiracy. Salami, who resides at Ajegunle, Apapa, Lagos, allegedly stabbed Miss Monisola Adedoyin on the face with a broken bottle. The Prosecutor, Cpl. John Iberedem, told the court that the accused committed the offences on Oct. 28, 2013 at No. 25, Adeyemi St., Ajegunle. He said that the accused conspired with others at large to commit the crimes. “Salami started harassing the complainant because she said she was no longer interested in their relationship. “Adedoyin said that the accused came to her house with some of his friends and started assaulting her. “She said that the accused also stole her phone and N30,000. “When Adedoyin’s mother tried to resolve the dispute, the accused also assaulted her, “Iberedem said. The prosecutor said that the offences contravened Sections 171, 285 and 409 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2011. The accused, however, pleaded not guilty. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Section 171 prescribes a three-year jail term for assault occasioning harm, while Section 409 stipulates two years imprisonment for conspiracy. The Magistrate, Mr Patrick Adekomaiya, granted the accused bail in the sum of N20,000, with one surety in like sum. Adekomaiya adjourned the case to Sept. 29 for substantive trial. (NAN)

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