Businesswoman In Court For Assaulting Man With Machete

lawcourtA 39-year-old businesswoman, Deborah Agu, who allegedly attacked a man with a machete, on Friday appeared before a Surulere Chief Magistrates’ Court, Lagos.

Agu, who resides at 10, Thomas Animashaun St., Aguda in Surulere, is facing a two-count charge of conspiracy and assault.

The prosecutor, Insp. Gabriel Ekundayo, told the court that the accused with others still at large committed the offences on Feb. 20 at her residence.

He alleged that Agu assaulted one Mr Sunday Nnachi, a neighbour, and inflicted injuries on him with a machete.

According to Ekundayo, an argument broke out between Agu and Nnachi which led to a fight.

“The accused used the machete to attack his neighbour which gave him cuts in his head, right hand and left foot”.

He said the offences contravened Sections 171 and 409 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State.

Agu pleaded not guilty to the charges.

In her ruling, the Magistrate, Mrs M.O. Olajuwon, granted the accused bail in the sum of N50, 000 with one surety in like sum.

The case was adjourned to April 1 for mention.