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Lagos: Landlord’s daughter stabs tenant over well water

LAGOS, Nigeria – Kudirat Balogun has appeared in court for allegedly stabbing a tenant living on her father’s property with a broken bottle.

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The 30-year-old, a resident of Iduwo Eletu Street, Awoyaya, Ibeju Lekki, Lagos on Tuesday, appeared in a Tinubu Magistrates’ Court, Lagos Island.

Balogun who is being charged by the police with two counts of conspiracy and attempted murder, pleaded not guilty to the charges

The prosecutor, Ben Ekundayo, told the court that the defendant committed the offence on February 23 at 7 am.

He said the defendant conspired with her brother, who is presently at large, and stabbed a tenant, Chukma Abuza, with a broken bottle in the stomach during an argument over fetching water from the well.

Mr Ekundayo said the defendant also used an iron rod to inflict life-threatening injuries on the complainant.

The alleged offence, he said, contravened the provisions of sections 230 and 411 of the Criminal Laws of Lagos State, 2015.

Magistrate A. M. Olumide-Fusika admitted the defendant to bail in the sum of N200,000 with two sureties in like sum.

She ordered that the case file should be duplicated and sent to the state Director of Public Prosecutions for advice.

The case was adjourned until March 30 for further hearing.

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