Man, 27, gets N500, 000 bail for attempted murder

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A Surulere Chief Magistrates’ Court in Lagos, on Friday granted N500, 000 bail to a 27 year-old-man, Ayomide Ilesanmi, who allegedly attempted to kill one Okwudili Obiora by pushing him down from a storey building.

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The Court’s Magistrate, Mrs Ipaye Nwachukwu, granted the accused bail with two sureties in like sum after he pleaded not guilty to a four-count charge of conspiracy, attempted killing, breach of peace and assault.

Nwachukwu said one of the sureties must be a property owner in Lagos State, while the other should be a blood relation of the accused with evidence of tax payment and verified addresses.‎

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‎The Prosecutor, Sgt. Anthonia Osayande, told the court that the accused and others now at large committed the offence on Nov.1 at Motor Spare Part Plaza in Itire area of Lagos at about 3.00p.m.

Osayande told the court that the accused pushed down Okwudili Obiora from a storey building which caused him bodily harm.

“Obiora is battling to survive in an hospital here in Lagos,’’ she said.‎‎

She alleged that there had been an existing rift between both parties over “hi-jack” of a customer.

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‎The prosecutor said that the offences contravened sections 166(d) 171, 228(2) and 409 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State 2011.‎

‎The magistrate adjourned the case till Dec. 15 for mention.

 

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