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Motorcyclist changes guilty plea, says he did not splash urine on girlfriend

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A 39-year-old motorcycle rider. Eno Bassey, who pleaded guilty to splashing urine on his  girlfriend on Tuesday changed his plea in an Ikeja Magistrates’ Court.

Bassey, was on May 24 arraigned and remanded in Kirikiri Prisons, Apapa for facts and sentencing.

However, when the Magistrate, Mrs O.O Ekundayo was about to sentence him, he changed his plea to not guilty, saying that he earlier pleaded guilty because he did not understand the charge.

Ekundayo, therefore admitted him to bail in the sum of N50,000, with two sureties who should be gainfully employed and show evidence of two years tax payment to the Lagos State Government (LASG).

She adjourned the case until July 10 for mention.

Earlier, the prosecutor, Insp. Joseph Ikhayere had told the court that the defendant committed the offence on April 7 at Ogba, Lagos.

She said that the defendant conducted himself in a manner likely to cause breach of peace by intentionally splashing his urine on the body of Mary Michael.

Ikhayere said that the defendant also stole the complainant’s N30,000.

The offence, he said, contravened the provisions of sections 168(1) and 287 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015.

The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the defendant could be sentenced to three years in jail for stealing.

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