Poly student allegedly slices neighbour with razor blade



A student of the Lagos State Polytechnic, Bimbola Coker, has been arrested after she allegedly inflicted injuries on one of her neighbours, Mrs. Mercy Nwankwo, with razor blade.

The incident happened on June 13, 2016 at about 5pm at No 2 Babatope Lane, Iya Agan Ebute Metta Lagos.

The 21-year-old National Diploma (ND1) Business Administration student, who is a native of Ogun State, had a quarrel with another neighbour which degenerated into a fight.

It was learnt that Nwankwo who intervened in the matter had reprimanded Coker for causing the quarrel.

It was learnt that Nwankwo and the neighbour in question slapped and bite Coker on her left arm.

It was thereafter that Bimbo picked a razor blade to cut Nwankwo’s back causing her grievous harm.

Coker was subsequently arrested and arraigned before an Ebute Meta Chief Magistrate’s Court over unlawful assault.

The Investigating Police Officer (IPO), Sergeant Comfort Williams told the court that the Nwankwo’s husband had reported the matter to the police while in a pool of her blood. She was thereafter referred to the Federal Medical Center, Oyingbo for treatment.

The offence, prosecuting police officer, Sergeant Jimah Iseghele said, is punishable under Section 243 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2011.

Counsel to the defendant, Saka Bello applied for the bail of his client in the most liberal terms.

He added that the complainant has agreed with the defendant to settle out of court.

The presiding magistrate, Folarin William, granted bail to the defendant in the sum of N50, 000 and two sureties in like sum. She added that one of the sureties must be either a father or a mother to the defendant and the other to be gainfully employed.



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