A man identified as Azeez Oladipupo was arraigned beforea Tinubu Magistrates’ Court, Lagos for hitting his neighbour with an iron rod on the face.now risks going to jail.
The 25-year-old is facing a charge of assault occasioning harm, to which he pleaded not guilty before the court.
The prosecutor, ASP Richard Odigie told the court that the accused committed the offence on April 14 at about 4.00PM at Sapati Village, Ibeju-Lekki, Lagos.
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 Magistrate, Mrs F.O. Ikobayo, released Azeez on a 500,000 bail and granted the accused two responsible sureties in like sum.
The case was adjourned until April 24 for mention.