Truck pusher accused of stabbing neighbour

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Aug 12th, 2014
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A 23-year-old truck pusher was arraigned yesterday before an Igbosere Magistrate’s Court in Lagos for allegedly stabbing his neighbour with a broken bottle.

Tunde Olowu was brought before Magistrate L.Y. Balogun for assaulting Mutiu Hassan by stabbing him on the neck for disturbing him with loud music.

Trouble started when Hassan allegedly refused to accede to the defendant’s plea to reduce the volume of his music set.

The court heard that the incident occurred on August 3, at Itedo Waterside, behind MTN Project Fame Studio in Lekki.

Prosecuting Inspector Raji Akeem told the court that the defendant attempted to escape after the offence, but was apprehended by neighbours who handed him over to the police.

Akeem said the complainant was wounded in the neck, adding that the offence contravened Section 171 of the Criminal Laws of Lagos, 2011.

The defendant pleaded guilty and was remanded in custody.

Magistrate Balogun adjourned the case till August 13 for facts and sentence.


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