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Wednesday, 4 October 2017

Bus Driver arraigned for knocking off Passenger's Teeth in Lagos

A 35-year-old driver, Jimoh Rafiu, who allegedly punched off his passenger’s teeth, was on Wednesday hauled up in an Ikeja Magistrates’ Court, Lagos. Rafiu, who resides at No. 5, Olaleye St., Oko-Oba, Agege, a Lagos suburb, is facing a two-count charge of bordering on assault.

The Prosecutor, Insp. Victor Eruada, told court that the accused committed the offences on Sept. 14 at Salolo Bus Stop on Lagos-Abeokuta Expressway, Lagos. Eruada said the accused physically assaulted, Abraham Kunle, after he refused to refuned his money when he had a puncture.

“Kunle sustained mouth injury following several punches he received from Rafiu during an argument.” The offences contravened Sections 171 and 172 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015 . Newsmen report that Sections 171 and 172 prescribes a three-year jail term for assault occasioning harm.

 The accused, however, pleaded not guilty to the charge. The Magistrate, Mrs G.O. Anifowoshe, granted him bail in the sum of N25, 000 with two sureties in like sum.

He said the sureties should be gainfully employed with an evidence of a two-year tax payment to the Lagos State Government. The case was adjourned until Oct. 20 for mention. NAN

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