On Monday, September 4, 2023, Marcus Olasege, a 52-year-old man, found himself in front of Magistrate O.Y. Adefope at a Yaba Magistrates’ Court in Lagos State. He was brought before the court on charges of assaulting and attempting to murder Mohammed Alli in Lagos State.
The defendant faced two counts: assault and disturbing the peace. According to the account presented in court by police prosecutor Haruna Magaji, an undisclosed dispute had arisen between Alli and Olasege some time ago. Also Read: https://legalattorneyblog.com/2023/08/20/two-nigeria-police-officers-dismissed-for-killing-women-accused-of-practising-witchcraft-in-adamawa/
Consequently, Olasege visited Alli’s construction site, where he resorted to throwing stones at Alli’s workers when he couldn’t locate them. When Alli arrived at the scene, the situation escalated, and Olasege attacked him with a knife, inflicting wounds on the left side of his face and stomach. Also Read: https://legalattorneyblog.com/2023/08/13/uk-bound-nigerian-killed-while-withdrawing-money-in-imo/
The incident occurred on August 12, 2023, around noon on Bishop Oluwole Street, Lagos State. The charges against Olasege violated Sections 168(d) and 173 of the Criminal Laws of Lagos State of Nigeria 2015.
The charge against Marcus Olasege read, in part: “On August 12, 2023, around noon, at a location on Bishop Oluwole Street, Lagos, within the Lagos Magisterial District, you, Marcus Olasege, assaulted Mohammed Alli by stabbing him on the left side of his face and stomach with a knife, causing significant bleeding, thereby committing an offence punishable under Section 173 of the Criminal Laws of Lagos State of Nigeria 2015.”
Following the defendant’s plea of not guilty, the magistrate granted him bail for ₦200,000, with two sureties required to post a similar sum. The case was adjourned to September 22, 2023, for further proceedings.
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