Shocking : 70-year-old man cuts neighbour with cutlass during argument in Lagos
A septuagenarian, Ibukun Ajimuda, docked for allegedly using a cutlass to inflict wounds on his neighbour, was on Thursday in Lagos granted N100,000 bail.
Ajimuda, 70; also accused of maliciously damaging a television set and a CD player valued at N79,000, is a resident of No. 30, Ifesuwapo St., Olodi Apapa, Lagos.
He is facing a two-count charge of grievous harm and willful damage in an Apapa Magistrates’ Court.
Magistrate M.A Etti, in granting the accused bail, asked him to produce two sureties that are gainfully employed, and who must should show evidence of two years’ tax payment to the Lagos State Government.
The Prosecutor, Sgt. Kokoye Olusegun, told the court that the accused committed the offences on Oct. 28 at his residential premises.
He said that the accused had an argument with the complainant, one Ayese Isiyeme, stormed into his apartment, and maliciously damaged his television set and CD player valued at N79,000.
Olusegun said that when the complainant tried to protest against the accused, he (Ajimuda) took a cutlass and used it to inflict injury on his (Isiyeme’s) body.
The prosecutor said that the complainant reported the case to the police and the accused was arrested for further questioning.
The septuagenarian, however, pleaded not guilty to the charges leveled against him.
The prosecutor said that the offences contravened sections 243 and 348 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State 2011.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Section 348 prescribes two years imprisonment for wilful damage, while Section 243 stipulates a seven-year jail term for grievous harm.
The magistrate adjourned further hearing in the case till Dec. 9. (NAN)
Via Daily Post