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In Lagos Teenager in court over alleged stabbing of friend

Though Idowu pleaded not guilty, the Magistrate, Mr M.A.Etti, ordered that he should be remanded in prison custody.

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The Police on Tuesday arraigned 18-year-old Jimoh Idowu, in an Apapa Magistrates’ Court, Lagos, for allegedly stabbing a friend, Toheeb Jimoh, with a stick in the eyeball.

Though Idowu pleaded not guilty, the Magistrate, Mr M.A.Etti, ordered that he should be remanded in prison custody.

Etti ordered that Idowu should be remanded in prison due to the critical condition of the complainant.

The prosecutor, Sgt. Olusegun Kokoye, told the court that the defendant, who resides at Ajegunle area of Lagos, committed the offence on March 14 around 4.30 p.m. at Railway Line, Ijora Badia, Lagos.

He said the accused assaulted Idowu with a sharp stick.

Kokoye alleged that the two were coming back from school when an argument ensued between them.

The prosecutor said the complainant was rushed to the hospital by pedestrians, who were at the scene of the incident.

Kokoye said that Idowu tried to escape after the incident, but was apprehended by witnesses and taken to the police station.

He said the offence contravened Section 244 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2011.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Section 244 prescribes three-year jail term for wounding and similar acts.

Etti adjourned further hearing in the case till April 11 for mention.

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