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Musician, who allegedly assaulted 2 men with bottle, gets N50, 000 bail

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A musician, Peter Ojo, who allegedly stabbed a customer and manager of Winco Hotel Bar, Alapere, Lagos, was on Friday granted N50,000 bail by an Ikeja Magistrates’ Court.

The Magistrate, Mrs H.B. Mogaji, said that Ojo, 44, should provide two sureties as part of his bail conditions.

Mogaji directed that one of the sureties must be gainfully employed and show evidence of tax payment to Lagos Government.

The Nigeria News Agency , reports that Ojo is standing trial on a two- count charge of assault and assault occasioning harm.

Earlier, the Prosecutor, Insp. Donjor Perezi, told the court that the defendant committed the offences on Aug. 12, at 11.00 p.m., at WinCo Hotel Bar, No. 11, Adesa Balogun, Alapere, Lagos.

According to Perezi, the defendant had arguments with some customers that led to a brawl; and in the process of separating the fight, the defendant stabbed one of the complainants, Mr John Okite, on his hand with a broken bottle, causing him grievous harm.

Perezi alleged that Ojo also stabbed one Mr Osas Ojaeburu, a customer of the hotel with the broken bottle, also causing him serious injury.

He said the alleged offences contravened sections 172 and 173 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015.

The defendant, however, pleaded not guilty to the charges.

The case was adjourned until Sept. 26, for further hearing.

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Edited by Nyisom Fiyigon Dore

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