Lagos – A man, Azeez Oladipupo, who allegedly hit his neighbour with an iron rod in the face, was on Friday released on N500,000 bail on the orders of a Tinubu Magistrates’ Court, Lagos.
The Magistrate, Mrs F.O. Ikobayo, who gave the ruling, also granted the accused two responsible sureties in like sum.
The 25-year-old is facing a charge of assault occasioning harm to which he pleaded not guilty.
Earlier, the prosecutor, ASP Richard Odigie told the court that the accused committed the offence on April 14 at about 4.00 p.m. at Sapati Village, Ibeju-Lekki, Lagos.
He said the accused allegedly hit his neighbour, Friday Koku, with an iron rod in the face during an argument which eventually led to a fight.
The offence contravened Section 171 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015 (as amended) which, on conviction, attracts a three-year jail term.
The case was adjourned until April 24 for mention.