JUST IN: Ondo food seller stabs ex-boyfriend over N500

The Ondo State Police Command has arraigned a food seller, identified as Seun Sola, before a Chief Magistrates’ Court sitting in Ondo town, for stabbing her ex-boyfriend during an argument over N500.

Sola was said to have stabbed the victim in his stomach with knife during a fight that ensued between them at Iyalaje Market area of the town.

The victim, identified as Lomi Akinbinu, was said to be former boyfriend of the defendant.

The prosecution said the defendant committed the offence on May 4, 2022, at about 9:30pm, at Iyalaje Market in Ondo, contrary to and punishable under Section 338(1) of the Criminal Code, Cap 37, Volume 1, Laws of Ondo State of Nigeria 2006.

The defendant, however, pleaded not guilty to the charge preferred against her.

The police prosecutor, Bernard Olagbayi, told the court that he would be calling three witnesses to testify in the case and also applied for a date to enable him to study the case file.

The counsel to the defendant ,P. O Afolayan applied for her bail in most liberal terms.

In her ruling, the magistrate, Mrs Charity Adeyanju, granted the defendant bail in the sum of N200,000 with one surety in like sum, stating that the surety must be residents within the jurisdiction and credible.

She also adjourned the case till May 30, 2022, for a hearing.

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