Lagos – The police in Lagos on Thursday arraigned two businessmen who allegedly stabbed a man all over his body because of a girlfriend.
Chukwuebuka Ejiofor (28) and Ekene Kanu (30) appeared before a Surulere Magistrates’ Court on a two-count charge of conspiracy and assault.
Ejiofor and Kanu, who reside at 8, Amusa St., Bale, Orile-Iganmu, and 6, Agbonyin Ave., Surulere, respectively, pleaded not guilty.
The prosecutor, Gabriel Ekundayo, said that the duo conspired and stabbed one John Paul on July 22 at a hotel at Coker, Orile-Iganmu, in a dispute over Paul’s girlfriend.
Ekundayo said that trouble began when Paul saw the girlfriend, Miss Oluchi Nwachukwu, (18), in the company of the accused where they were drinking beer in the hotel premises.
The prosecutor said that Paul demanded that the girlfriend should follow him.
“He accosted her to ask of her mission in the hotel but the men said that the lady belonged to them, and that he cannot take her away.
“Before Paul could say another word, they broke bottles and stabbed him severally all over his body,’’ the prosecutor said.
He said that Paul was still receiving treatment in a hospital.
The prosecutor said that the offences contravened sections 407 and 171 of the Criminal Code, Laws of Lagos State, 2011.
Magistrate M.A. Ladipo granted the accused bail in the sum of N200,000 each with two sureties in like sum.