A 22-year-old trader, Kuburat Sanni, has, on Thursday [Aug. 13] appeared in an Ikeja Magistrate's Court for allegedly stabbing a woman. Sanni was accused of stabbing the woman over alleged dating of her husband.
Sanni, who resides at No. 18, Akindia St., Agege , Lagos, is being tried for breach of peace, assault and conspiracy. The Prosecutor, Mr Kehinde Olatunde, told the court that the accused and others still at large allegedly committed the offences on July 9 at her residence.
He said that the accused and the others assaulted one Miss Mariam Bala, 20, by stabbing her with dangerous weapons. "The accused stabbed the complainant with a broken bottle, scissors and knife."
Olatunde said that Sanni allegedly accused the complainant of having an affair with her husband and that she had had series of abortions for him. "The complainant was sent by her mother to deliver a message to her elder sister who lives in the same house with the accused. "When she got there, the accused, who claimed that the complainant was having an affair with her husband locked her in a room and called some hoodlums.
"The accused and the hired miscreants tore the complainant's clothes and started stabbing her with knives, bottles and scissors all over her body."
According to the prosecutor, the complainant fainted due to the profuse loss of blood and that if not for the quick intervention of neighbours who rushed her to the hospital, the complainant would have been dead.
He said that in the process of assaulting the complainant, her phone, valued at N20,000 and N30,000 cash which was to be deliver to her sister was stolen from her.
The offences, Olatunde said, contravened sections 166, 171 and 410 of the Criminal Laws of Lagos State, 2011. Section 171 prescribes a 3-year jail term as penalty for offenders.
The accused pleaded innocence of the offences and was granted bail in the sum of N50, 000 with one surety in like sum. The Magistrate, Mr Aka Bashorun, adjourned the case until Sept. 1 for mention.