Thursday, 20 April 2017 15:55

Woman slashes friend’s face with blade for doubting her child’s paternity

A 43-year-old woman, Modinat Jide, has been brought before a Lagos court at Ebute Meta charged with slashing her friend’s face with a razor blade. 

The accused, who hawks sachet water, was arraigned on a charge of unlawful assault, but pleaded not guilty. 

Sgt. Jimah Iseghede told the court that the accused committed the offence on April 18, at about 11.15 a.m., at Jebba Pako Estate, Okobaba in Ebute Meta. 

Iseghede told the court that the accused claimed that the complainant, Wunmi Ajoke, had alleged that her husband was not the father of her new born child. 

He said that the accused had, consequently, used a sharp blade to slash the face of Ajoke for daring to call her promiscuous.

Police say the accused had contravened Section 173 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015. 

The Magistrate, Miss Tolu Idowu, admitted the accused to N100,000 bail with two responsible sureties in like sum and adjourned the case till May 15.
Last modified on Tuesday, 25 April 2017 11:50

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