An Ikorodu Chief Magistrates’ Court on Monday ordered the remand of a 32-year-old man, Eze, in a Custodial Centre, for allegedly cutting a 15-year-old boy’s wrists with a knife.
Eze, who is a live-in-lover of the boy’s aunt, is facing a charge of serious assault to which he pleaded not guilty.
The Chief Magistrate, Mrs F.A. Azeez, ordered that the defendant be remanded in a Custodial Centre pending receipt of medical report on the boy’s condition.
She adjourned the case until January 30 for further hearing.
Earlier, the Prosecutor, Inspector John Iberedim, told the court that the defendant committed the offence on Christmas day at 6:00 p.m. at Ikorodu, Lagos.
He said that the defendant cut and marked the hands of the 15-year-old boy with a knife, claiming that the boy allegedly stole his HTC android cell phone.
Iberedim said that the defendant inflicted serious injuries on the boy’s wrists, adding that he was still in the hospital.
He said that the offences contravened Sections 172 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015, which stipulates three years imprisonment for serious assault.