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Landlord’s daughter arraigned for stabbing tenant

The police have arraigned a 30-year-old woman, Kudirat Balogun, before Tinubu Magistrates’ Court for allegedly stabbing a tenant living in her father’s property with a broken bottle.

Balogun, who resides at Iduwo Eletu Street, Awoyaya, Ibeju Lekki, Lagos, has been charged with two counts of conspiracy and attempted murder.

The prosecution counsel, ASP Ben Ekundayo, told the court that the defendant committed the offence on Feb. 23, at 7 a.m.

He said that the defendant conspired with her brother, who is presently at large, and stabbed a tenant, Mr. Chukma Abuza, with a broken bottle in the stomach during an argument over fetching water from the well.

Ekundayo said that the defendant also used an iron rod to inflict life-threatening injuries on the complainant.

The offence, he said, contravened the provisions of sections 230 and 411 of the Criminal Laws of Lagos State, 2015.

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

Magistrate A.M. Olumide-Fusika admitted the defendant to bail in the sum of N200,000 with two sureties in like sum.

She ordered that the case file should be duplicated and sent to the state Director of Public Prosecutions for advice.

She adjourned the case till March 30, for further hearing.

Credit: PM News

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