Barbers Stabs Neighbour's Eye With Screwdriver

Two barbers who allegedly stabbed one Sunday Adufe in the eye with a screwdriver were on Wednesday granted N250, 000 bail each by an Ikeja Magistrates’ Court in Lagos.

The accused, Tanko Wasiu, 33 and Buhariyu Sulaimon, 22, were also granted two sureties each in like sum as part of their bail conditions by the Chief Magistrate, Mrs Omolade Awope. She said the sureties must show evidence of two years tax payment to the Lagos State Government. Wasiu and Sulaimon are both facing four-count charge bordering on breach of peace and assault.

The Prosecutor, Insp. Ezekiel Ayorinde, told the court that the accused with some others still at large committed the offences on April 26 at Obawole Community, Iju-Ishaga, Lagos. He said the accused assaulted Adufe by stabbing his eye before beating him with sticks and cable wires .

Adufe said trouble started when he went to Wasiu’s wife to ask for the money she borrowed from him in March.

Wasiu and Sulaimon, then armed themselves with dangerous weapons, took Adufe to a carnal near their residence and accused him of having an affair with Wasiu’s wife before beating him.

Ayorinde said the offence contravened Sections 166, 170, 171 and 244 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2011. Section 171 prescribes three-year jail term for offenders. The accused, however, pleaded innocence of the offences. Awope adjourned the case to June 3 for mention.

Edited From Vanguard