Welder docked for allegedly stabbing man with knife

A welder, Joseph Barrack, who allegedly stabbed a man with a knife, appeared at an Ikeja Magistrates’ Court, Lagos on Monday.

Barrack, who resides in Ikorodu area of Lagos state, is facing a charge of assault, to which he pleaded not guilty.

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The prosecutor, Sgt. Mike Unah, told the court that the defendant committed the offence on July 16, at Daystar Church, Oregun in Lagos state.

He said that the defendant used a knife to stab the complainant, Bamidele Badejo, on his forehead and one of his hands, following a disagreement between them.

Unah said the offence contravened Sections 173 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015.

‎‎The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Section 173 stipulates a three-year jail term for offenders.‎

The magistrate, Mr A.A. Fashola, granted the defendant N100,000 bail with two sureties in like sum and adjourned the case until Aug. 26 for mention.



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