Wednesday, April 14, 2021

Man in court for cutting off neighbour’s nose


Jaafar Jaafar
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 41 year-old man, Uche Odinaka, has been arraigned before an Asaba Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday for allegedly cutting off his neighbour’s nose.

The prosecutor, Ekugbe Biokoro, told the court that the accused committed the offence on the May 7,  2017 at No 5 Obi street, Asaba.

She said Mr Odinaka assaulted his neighbour, one Uche Ukwuraivwe and used a machete to cut the complainant’s nose during a scuffle.

Ms Biokoro said that the offence was punishable under Section 355 of Criminal Code, Cap C21 Vol 1 Laws of Delta State of Nigeria 2006.

The accused, however, pleaded not guilty and was granted bail in the sum of N120,000 and a surety in like sum.

The Magistrate, Okonkwo Akanume, ordered that the surety must be a civil servant residing within the jurisdiction of the court, own a landed property in Asaba and should deposit two passport photographs with the court.

Ms Akanume adjourned the case till May 30, for definite hearing.

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