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Man gets N200,000 bail for throwing stone at nephew

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Jaafar Jaafar is a graduate of Mass Communication from Bayero University, Kano. He was a reporter at Daily Trust, an assistant editor at Premium Times and now the editor-in-chief of Daily Nigerian.
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A Surulere Chief Magistrates’ Court on Friday in Lagos granted N200,000 bail to a 52-year-old man, Ben Etim, who allegedly assaulted his 13-year-old nephew by hitting him with a stone on his head.

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The Magistrate, Aro Lambo, ordered the accused to produce two sureties in like sum.

He ordered that one of the sureties must be gainfully employed while the other must be a cleric or a community leader.
He added that the sureties must provide evidences of tax payments and their addresses verified. ‎

Mr Etim, who resides at Bridge Assembly Road, Amuwo Odofin, Lagos State, pleaded not guilty to a two-count charge of assault and causing injury.

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Earlier, the Prosecutor, Anthonia Osayande, told the court that the accused committed the offences at Bridge Assembly Road, Amuwo -Odofin, at about 12.45 p.m. on August 21.

She said that the accused unlawfully assaulted his 13-year-old nephew by hitting him with a stone on his head, which caused him physical injury because he allegedly stole his money. ‎

Mr Osayande, a police sergeant, said the offences contravened Section 173 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State 2015 and Section 10(a) of the Lagos State Child’s Right Law 2007.

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The court adjourned the case until Oct. 23, for mention.‎

 

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