Lagos - Two friends, Rashidat Iyabo (20) and Jumoke Olawe (34), were on Thursday arraigned at the Ebute Meta
Chief Magistrates' Court for allegedly beating Iyabo’s ex-lover, one Sunday Dauda.
The accused, both traders, were docked on a two-count charge bordering on serious assault and conspiracy.
They, however, denied the charges and pleaded not guilty.
The Prosecutor, Insp. Emmanuel Silas, had earlier told court that the offences were committed on August 19 at Sawmill area in Ebute Meta.
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"Iyabo solicited the help of her friend, Olawe, to help to beat up Dauda for breaking up with her.
"They accosted the complainant on his way home where they beat him and stabbed him on his body and head thereby causing Dauda serious bodily harm.
"Iyabo didn't like the idea that Dauda broke up with her and therefore, set out to teach him a lesson," Dauda said.
He said the offences contravened Sections 172 and 409 of the Criminal Laws of Lagos State, 2011.
The Magistrate, O. Fowowe-Erusiafe, admitted the accused to bail in the sum of N50, 000 each with two sureties each in like sum.
She adjourned to October 9 for trial.