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Man, 32 arraigned for allegedly assaulting woman with razor blade

22 July 2015, 18:26

Lagos - A 32-year-old man, Ahmed Balogun, who allegedly assaulted a woman with a razor blade to cut her neck, on Wednesday appeared before an Apapa Magistrates' Court, Lagos.

Balogun, a resident of Apapa area of Lagos, is facing a two-count charge of stealing and unlawful assault.

The Prosecutor, ASP Soji Ojaokomo told the court that the accused committed the offences on June 30 at No. 24, Safejo St., Amukoko, a Lagos suburb.

Ojaokomo said the accused broke into the room of the complainant, Chioma Ajonuwa, and stole cash and phone valued at N35,000.

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"The accused not only stole the complainant's phone and money, but also assaulted her by using a razor blade to cut her neck when she tried to shout for help.’’

The offences contravened the provisions of Sections 171 and 285 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2011.

The accused, however, denied the charge.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Section 285 prescribes a three-year jail term for stealing, while Section 171 provides three years for assault occasioning harm.

In his ruling, the Senior Magistrate, Mr T. Abolarinwa, granted the accused bail in the sum of N200, 000 with two sureties in like sum.

Further hearing in the case has been adjourned to Aug. 5. 



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