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Businessman Lands In Court For Alleged Assault

A 42-year-old businessman, Augustine Eze, on Wednesday, appeared before an Ikeja Magistrates’ Court, Lagos for allegedly inflicting a severe machete cut on a man.

Eze, who resides at Isolo area of Lagos, is facing a charge of assault.

The accused committed the offence on Aug. 24 at Isolo, Lagos, the Police Prosecutor; Sgt Kenrich Nomayo, told the court.

Nomayo said the accused attacked the complainant, Mr Moses Ebonwyi, with a machete following a misunderstanding between them.

“The accused approached the complainant with a machete and cut his left leg, causing him grievous harm,” he said.

According to the prosecutor, the offence contravenes Section 173 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015.

NIGERIA NEWS reports that the Section prescribes a three-year jail term for assault.

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

In her ruling, the Magistrate, Mrs T.O Ojo, granted the accused bail in the sum of N100, 000 with two sureties in like sum.

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

The case was adjourned until Sept. 27.

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