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Man Remanded In Prison For Allegedly Stabbing Man With Broken Bottle

A bar brawl over missing phone has brought about the stabbing of a man with a broken bottle by the owner, the prosecution told a Tinubu Magistrates’ Court in Lagos on Wednesday.

The 27-year-old Gbenga Ibrahim, who supposedly wounded the man in the neck was summoned on a charge of terrible strike.

After Ibrahim’s plea of the of innocence the offense, Magistrate Omolaja Kazeem remanded him in jail pending advice from the State Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP).
The Prosecutor, ASP Fidelis Dike had told the court that the accused committed the offence on April 14 at 3.00p.m. at Valtime Bar, Elemoro, Ajah on the Lagos-Epe Expressway.

According to him, the accused stabbed Mr Bayo Adenuga with a broken bottle in the neck during a bar fight injuring him in the process.

“The accused, whose phone was missing at the bar, claimed it was Adenuga who stole the phone.

“A fight ensued between them and the accused stabbed him with a broken bottle.

“The police patrol came to the scene and arrested the accused while Adenuga was rushed to the hospital where he is still receiving treatment,” he said.

The offence contravened Section 173 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015.

Our correspondent reports that the carries a penalty of three years imprisonment.

Further hearing in the case has been fixed for July 6.

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