Magistrate O.Y. Adefope of a Yaba Magistrates’ Court has remanded a 52-year-old man, Marcus Olasege for assaulting and attempting to kill one Mohammed Alli in Lagos State.
The defendant was brought to the court on Monday on two counts of assault and a breach of peace.
During the hearing, the police prosecutor, Haruna Magaji, explained to the court that there was a misunderstanding between the two men sometimes ago over an undisclosed issue.
He alleged that the defendant, based on the beef with Alli, visited his construction site and started stoning his workers when he could not find his archenemy.
Olasege was said to have stabbed his victim with a knife on the left side of his face and stomach when he returned to the site.
The police prosecutor further disclosed that the incident happened on August 12, 2023, around 12 noon at Bishop Oluwole Street, Lagos State.
Magaji noted thay the offence contravenes and is punishable under Sections 168(d) and 173 of the Criminal Laws of Lagos State of Nigeria 2015.
The charges read in part, “That you, Marcus Olasege, on August 12, 2023, around 12noon, at a site in Bishop Oluwole Street, Lagos, in the Lagos Magisterial District, did assault one Mohammed Alli by using knife to stab him on the left side of his face and stomach which caused blood to be gushing out and thereby committed an offence punishable under Section 173 of the Criminal Laws of Lagos State of Nigeria 2015.”
The defendant pleaded not guilty to the charges preferred against him.
The magistrate granted the defendant bail in the sum of N200,000 with two sureties in like sum and adjourned the case till September 22, 2023, for mention.
The defendant was remanded in custody of the Nigeria Correctional Service pending when he will perfect his bail conditions.