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Businessman Allegedly Stab Policeman With Bottle

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 A 34-year-old businessman, Steven Olarenwaju, was on Thursday brought before an Ikeja Magistrates’ Court for allegedly stabbing a police inspector with broken bottle.

Olarenwaju, who resides at the Jankara area of Lagos State, is facing a charge of assault.

Police Prosecutor, Godwin Awase told the court that the accused committed the offence on April 6 at Alagbado, Lagos.

He said that the accused unlawfully assaulted Inspector Abiodun Aigbogun, by stabbing him with a broken bottle in his head and face.

Awase said the accused was beating up a tricycle driver and Aigbogun tried to stop him.

“The complainant got to the scene to make peace between the two parties, when the accused transferred his aggression on the officer for daring to stop him from beating up the driver,’’ he said.

Awase said the accused also pushed the complainant into the gutter which caused him to dislocate his ankle.

The offence contravened Sections 173 and 246 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015(Revised).

The News Agency of Nigeria  reports that Section 246 stipulates a seven- year jail term for grievous harm.

The accused, however, pleaded not guilty to the charge.

In her ruling, the Magistrate, Mrs F.F George, granted the accused bail in the sum of N200, 000 with two sureties in like sum.

She said the sureties should be gainfully employed and should show evidence of two years tax payment to the Lagos State Government.

George adjourned the case until May 7 for mention.

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