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Herbalist Faces Trial For Stabbing His Cousin For Stepping On His Mat

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Herbalist Faces Trial For Stabbing His Cousin For Stepping On His Mat

Herbalist Charged To Court For Stabbing Cousin

A 46-year-old native doctor charged with stabbing his cousin while they were having an argument has been amnesty by a Tinubu Magistrate Court in Lagos.

The accused is facing two-count charge but have however denied the charges.

Police Insp. Ben Ekundayo, the prosecutor, told the court that the accused committed the offences on March 24 at No. 11, Oduntafa St., Lagos Island.

He explained that the accused built a shrine in front of the only toilet of the family house and during a toilet visit, he had an issue with the herbalist.

While the accused’s cousin, Kudus Olawale, was in a hurry to go into the toilet to ease himself, he mistakenly stepped on the mat the accused placed on the floor for his customers.

“An argument ensued and the accused brought out a machete and injured him with it,” Ekundayo said.

The offences contravened Sections 166 and 245 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015.

Naija News learnt that Section 245 stipulates three years imprisonment for offenders.

In her ruling, Magistrate Olumide Fusika granted the accused N50,000 bail with two sureties in like sum and adjourned the case until May 31 for hearing.

 
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