Bus conductor docked for alleged assault

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A 27-year-old bus conductor, Segun Adamu, was on Thursday docked before a Badagry Chief Magistrates’ Court, Lagos State, for allegedly assaulting one Mr Abraham Adams.

The accused, whose address was not disclosed in court, is facing a charge of assault.

The prosecutor, Insp. Innocent Uko, told the court that the accused committed the offence on July 29 at Ajido Bus Stop in the Badagry.

He said that the accused stabbed the complainant on the stomach after an argument ensued between them.

“The complainant who was a passenger in the bus, gave the accused a defaced-N100 note as his transport fare and this resulted into an argument.

“In the middle of it, the accused carried a bottle, broke it and stabbed the complainant on his stomach,’’ he said.

He noted that the offence contravened Section 171 of Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2011.

The accused pleaded not guilty to the offence.

The counsel to the accused, Mr Joseph Awuwu, pleaded with the court to grant bail to the accused in liberal terms.

He promised that his client would not skip bail and would attend further court hearings.

 

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Magistrate Abioldun Etti granted bail to the accused in the sum of N100,000 and a surety who must provide evidence of tax payment to the Lagos State Government.

The case was adjourned till Sept. 6 for further hearing.

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