LAGOS – A 23-year-old man, Yusuf Sodiq, has appeared before an Ebute Meta Chief Magistrates’ Court, Lagos, for allegedly stabbing three men.
Sodiq, whose address is unknown, is being tried for a six-count charge bordering on assault causing bodily harm, conspiracy and stealing.
The Prosecutor, Insp. Feddy Asu Okeke, told the court that the accused committed the offences on December 20 and 28 at 7.20 a.m. at Makurdi Street, Ebute Meta and Afric Road, Iponri.
Asu alleged that the accused with two others still at large were notorious for dispossessing passersby of their belongings.
According to him, the accused attacked three men — Mohammed Sani, Ibrahim Ahmed and Rafiu Sodiq — and robbed them of their valuables which included a Nokia C3 phone, an LG phone and N48, 000.
“The accused used a cutlass and a broken bottle with the help of his two accomplices to attack the complainants on their heads, chests and hands while they struggled to avoid being robbed,’’ he said.
He said the offences contravened Sections 171, 285 (1), 310 and 409 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2011.
Sodiq pleaded guilty to three out of the six- count charge.
The Magistrate, Mr E.O. Ogunkanmi, ordered that the accused should be remanded at Ikoyi Prisons on the three-count charge to which he pleaded guilty.
On the three other charges which he denied, Ogunkanmi granted him bail in the sum of N50, 000 with two responsible sureties who must provide evidence of tax payment to the state.
The case was adjourned till January 29 for facts and sentence.