Deadly Jealousy: Man, arraigned for allegedly assaulting man with razor blade over girlfriend

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Oyebanji, whose address was not provided, pleaded not guilty to a two-count charge of assault and stealing brought against him.

A 21-year-old, Ibrahim Oyebanji, who allegedly assaulted a man with a razor blade for talking with his girlfriend, was on Thursday  brought before a Surulere Chief Magistrates’ Court in Lagos.

Oyebanji, whose address was not provided, pleaded not guilty to a two-count charge of assault and stealing brought against him.

But the Prosecutor, Sgt. Christopher Okoliko said the accused committed the offences on May 28 at 10.00.a.m. on Sari-Iganmu Road in Orile, Lagos.

‎According to him, the accused assaulted a 23-year-old, Michael Opara, by cutting him with a razor blade on his chest and caused him bodily harm.

‎The accused, he alleged, also stole‎ Opara’s N24,500 and a Nokia phone valued at N2,500, all valued at N27,000.

He told the court that the accused saw the complainant having a talk with his girlfriend and out of jealousy, he brought out the blade and cut him on the chest.

‎The offences contravened Sections 173 and 278 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State 2015 (Revised).

The accused, however, pleaded innocence of the offences.

‎The  Chief Magistrate,Mr. A.A. Paul, granted the accused bail in the sum of  N50,000 with one surety in like sum.

He said the surety must be gainfully employed and should provide evidence of tax payment.

‎The court adjourned the case until June 27 for mention.



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