Lagos - An Ogudu Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday in Lagos
sentenced a labourer, Baba Yahaya, to one year imprisonment for stabbing a
colleague with broken bottle.
Yahaya of Alaba Market at Mile 12, Ketu, a suburb of Lagos
state, pleaded guilty to the charge of assault occasioning grievous harm.
Delivering his judgment, the Magistrate, Mrs O. S. Amzat,
advised the convict to turn a new leaf while in prison after sentencing him to
one year imprisonment with no option of fine.
Earlier, the prosecutor, Sgt. Ihiehie Lucky told the court
that the offence was committed on Oct. 26 at Mile 12 Market.
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Ihiehie said the complainant reported the incident at Ketu
Police Station in the early hours of Oct. 26.
“The complainant asked Yahaya to get up from his motorcycle
because he had on a previous occasion sat on it and caused it to fall, but he
“A quarrel ensued between them which was later settled by
some of their friends.
“Later in the evening, Yahaya came to the complainant’s
house with two broken bottles and stabbed him on his leg and chest.”
The offence committed contravened section 171 of the Criminal
Law of Lagos State, 2011.
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