Friday, September 30, 2016

Man docked in Badagry for threatening to stab friend to death over bread

A 20 -year -old man, Abayomi Ogunbayo, who allegedly threatened to stab his friend, Bayo Adeite, to death with a knife, was on Wednesday brought before a Badagry Chief Magistrates’ Court in Lagos State.
The accused, whose address is unknown, is facing a charge of threat to life.
According to Prosecutor Innocent Uko, the accused committed the offence on Sept. 25 at Pota area of Badagry.

Uko said that the accused and his friend were arguing over a loaf of bread when the accused brought out a knife and threatened to stab him to death.

“The two friends were embroiled in an argument over the sharing of a loaf of bread when the accused took a knife and threaten to kill his friend.

“The complainant quickly dashed out of the house to report the incident to the police,” he said.

The offence contravened Section 56 (1), (A) of the Criminal Law of Lagos State 2011.


The accused denied the charge and his counsel, Mr Dapo Omotayo, pleaded with the court to grant him bail on liberal terms.

Ruling on the bail application of the accused, Magistrate Abiodun Etti granted him bail in the sum of N100,000 with a surety, who must provide evidence of tax payment to the Lagos State Government.

The case was adjourned to Oct. 7 for further hearing. (NAN)

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