A 70-yr-old man has been granted bail of N100,000 for assaulting his neighbor with a machete.
The accused identified as, Ibukun Ajimuda, who is also accused of maliciously damaging a television set and a CD player valued at N79,000, is a resident of No. 30, Ifesuwapo St., Olodi Apapa, Lagos, Daily Post reports.
Ajimuda is faced with a two-count charge of grievous harm and willful damage in an Apapa Magistrates’ Court.
The court heard that the accused committed the offences on October 28 at his residential premises.
The Prosecutor, Sgt. Kokoye Olusegun, said the accused who had a misunderstanding with the victim, one Ayese Isiyeme, stormed into the apartment, and maliciously damaged Isiyeme's television set and CD player valued at N79,000.
According to the reports, the accused attacked the victim when he tried to protest over the damage in his home, inflicting injuries on his body.
Daily Post reports that following a filed report to the police by the complainant, the accused was arrested for questioning.
However, the septuagenarian pleaded not guilty to the charge.
The presiding magistrate, Magistrate M.A Etti, granted the accused bail in the sum of N100,000, with two sureties who are gainfully employed with evidence of two years’ tax payment to the Lagos State Government.
According to the prosecutor, the offences contravened sections 243 and 348 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State 2011.
She later adjourned the case for further hearing on December 9.