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Man Charged with Stabbing Female Neighbour for Playing Loud Music





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A 33-year-old unemployed man, John Ena has been charged with stabbing his neighbour with a bottle on her head for playing loud music. He was arraigned on Wednesday in Lagos.

Living in Alagbado, Lagos, John is being tried for breach of the peace and assault at an Ikeja Magistrates’ Court in Lagos.

The Prosecutor, Sgt. Kehinde Olatunde, told the court that the accused committed the offences on Aug. 2, at his residence. He said that the accused unlawfully assaulted his neighbour by stabbing her with a bottle on her head.

Olatunde explained that “The accused stabbed the complainant with a bottle on her head for playing loud music. The accused forcefully entered the complainant’s room and ordered her to reduce the volume of her DVD player, claiming that it was too loud and was disturbing him in his room. The complainant refused to comply, saying that the volume was not loud, so the accused forcefully stopped the music by throwing the DVD player outside and also damaged her generator set. He also descended on her by beating and stabbing her with a bottle.”

The offences, Olatunde said, contravened Sections 166 and 171 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2011. Section 171 prescribes a three-year jail term as penalty for convicted offenders.

The accused pleaded innocence of the offences and was granted bail in the sum of N50, 000 with one surety in like sum.

The Magistrate, Aka Bashorun, adjourned the case to September 21.

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  1. Aanuolutomiwa

    September 2, 2015 at 1:37 pm

    what a frustruated being, na wah

  2. J

    September 2, 2015 at 2:57 pm

    Why do people play music so loud???? If he were gainfully employed and in control of his temper, he wouldn’t be in this mess.

  3. fan

    September 2, 2015 at 3:34 pm

    Hmm jobless and frustrated and living in a public house(face me I face you) with a stubborn neighbour, now in court.he must be tempted to act.

  4. yellow sisi

    September 2, 2015 at 3:38 pm

    When an idle mind becomes devil’s workshop.

  5. Überhauté looks

    September 2, 2015 at 6:59 pm

    If he has a good lawyer, he can win the case…noise pollution can make one crazy…can even cause psychological trauma. Nigerians are so used to loud music that if anyone complains, it would seem like a joke

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