A man has been arraigned before an Ikeja Magistrates’ Court for allegedly stabbing his neighbour, Emeka Ofoke, with a knife on his manhood in Awori – Dopemu, Agege area of Lagos State.
The prosecutor, Insp Nwosu George, told the court that the accused committed the offence on November 17 at his residence.
The 32-year-old man, Obed Fwoms, who is standing trial on a one-count charge of wounding and similar acts, unlawfully assaulted Ofoke by stabbing him with a knife on his manhood.
“Ofoke said that he was coming from work when he saw other tenants in the compound gathering around Fwoms.
The complainant said he asked one of his neighbours what had happened and he was told that Fwoms damaged the ceiling of the house to connect electricity supply without informing others.
Ofoke, who confronted the accused on what he had done, told him it was only a thief that would damage the ceiling of the house without informing other tenants.
He said the accused, who was annoyed about the statement, brought out a knife from his pocket and stabbed his manhood with it.
The complainant said he was quickly rushed to the hospital by his neighbours who were at the scene of the incident and the case was reported to the police, which led to the arrest of the accused person.
The offence contravened Section 244 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2011,” the prosecutor stated.
The accused person pleaded not guilty to the charge. In his ruling, the Magistrate M.O Osinbajo granted the accused bail in the sum of N100, 000 with two sureties.
Osinbajo adjourned the matter till December 19 for hearing, ordering that the sureties must be gainfully employed and should show evidence of two years tax payment to the Lagos State Government.