A University of Lagos student, Sunday Fatoki, was, on Tuesday, arraigned before a Yaba Magistrate Court for theft and assaulting a fellow student with an axe.
Fatoki, 22, pleaded not guilty to a two-count charge of theft and assault.
The prosecutor, Inspector Godwin Anyanwu, told the court that the accused attacked a fellow student, Victor Irene, on the campus on August 4, 2012.
“The accused, who had been trailing Victor from his hostel, asked him to surrender his bag,” he said.
“The complainant refused, and the accused used an axe to attack him on the leg before he snatched the bag containing N9,000 and other items, all valued at N29,000.”
Anyanwu said the offences contravened Sections 168 and 285 of the Criminal Code, Laws of the State.
The Magistrate, Patrick Adekomaya granted the accused bail in the sum of N10,000 with two sureties in like sum.
He also adjourned the case to August 30, 2012, for mention.