A Lagos trader has been dragged to the court for attempted murder of his colleague after a bloody scissors attack.
A 34-year-old trader in a popular market in Lagos, Nonso Okolie, has been dragged to the Lagos Magistrates’ Court, Tinubu, Lagos Island, over attempts to kill a fellow trader, Chidera Obiagu.
Okolie was said to have stabbed Obiagu with a scissors in the right eye, hand, nose and left shoulder inside his shop, after an argument.
The duo who are neighbours in the market on the Lagos Island, are said to be at logger heads and have not been on talking terms for over three years now, following an undisclosed disagreement.
Their differences got to a head on Wednesday, February 11, 2015, when Obiagu and another trader in the market whose name was given as Ifeanyi, were said to be cracking jokes and jokingly told a female customer who had entered Okolie’s shop, to be careful with her bag because there were thieves around.
The warning made the customer hurriedly leave the shop without buying anything for fear of being dispossessed of her belongings.
The statement which Okolie was said to have overheard, angered him and he felt that his neighbours were indirectly calling him a thief.
He confronted the men over the statement and it resulted in an argument, which later degenerated into a fight between Okolie and Ifeanyi.
After other neighbours intervened, Okolie was said to have gone after Obiagu, the other party in the case.
They started another round of fighting and Okolie allegedly stabbed Obiagu several times with a pair of scissors.
The charges against him reads:
"That you, Nonso Okolie, of No. 31/33 Martins Street, Lagos Island, on February 11, 2015, did unlawfully attempted to kill one Chidera Obiagu by using a pair of scissors to stab him on the eye, nose and shoulder."
Okolie pleaded not guilty to the charges and was granted him bail in the sum of N200,000, while the matter was adjourned till March 12, 2015