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Housewife appears in court for alleged use of razor blade on neighbour

08 October 2013, 21:23

Lagos - A 40 year-old housewife, Patience Cosmos, on Tuesday appeared before a Tinubu Magistrates' Court, Lagos, for allegedly using a razor blade to inflict wounds on her neighbour.

Prosecutor Austin Orji told the court that the accused, who lives at Ikota Housing Estate, Ajah, committed the offence on Oct. 5, at 11:30 pm.

Orji said that the accused had a misunderstanding with her neighbour, Rose Francis, and she used razor blade to inflict injury on the complainant.

"Out of anger with the complainant, Cosmos picked up a blade which she used in cutting Rose on the head, hand, neck and chest,’’ he said.

Orji said the offence contravened Section 244(a) of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2011.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that if convicted the accused could be sentenced to three years imprisonment. The accused pleaded not guilty to the charge.

The Magistrate, S.K. Matepo, granted bail to the accused in the sum of N50,000 with two sureties in like sum. She adjourned the case to Nov. 18 for mention.


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