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Bus conductor wounds passenger’s scrotum over fare

A bus conductor, Taheed Adekunle, who was accused of damaging a passenger’s scrotum during dispute over transportation fare, was remanded in prison by a Tinubu Magistrate’s Court in Lagos yesterday.

Adekunle, 19, of no fixed address, pleaded guilty to a charge of assault.

The magistrate, Mr. Ade Adefulire, ordered that the accused should be remanded in Kirikiri Prisons till the next date of adjournment for fact and sentencing.

The prosecutor, Assistant Superintendent Ignatius Okeke, told the court that the accused committed the offence on March 12 at about 5:50p.m., at Ajah Motor Park in Lagos.

Okeke said that the accused, during a dispute with a passenger, Samuel Amosun, over the high price of transportation fare from Ajah to Oshodi, kicked Amosun in the scrotum.

He said that the victim was presently on admission in hospital with swollen scrotum, adding that the offence contravened Section 171 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2011.

The magistrate adjourned the case till March 21 for sentencing, before he adjourned the case to April 12.

 


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