A 26-year-old man, Rasaki Sule, who allegedly attacked a man in the company of his wife with a bottle, is facing trial at a Surulere Magistrates’ Court, Lagos.
The accused, whose address is unknown, was arraigned for a two-count charge of assault occasioning harm and stealing.
According to the prosecutor, Sgt. Christopher Okoliko, the offences were committed at School Bus Stop, Orile-Iganmu on Aug. 14 at about 10.20 p.m.
He said the accused with others now at large attacked the complainant, Oluwasegun Ogundiran, when he was trekking home with his wife.
“He was attacked with a bottle on his forehead and they collected N17,000 from him.
“While the husband was trying to battle the assailants, the wife ran away for her dear life.
“He was bleeding at the scene when the police came and took him to the hospital for treatment.
“The accused was arrested while others disappeared with the money,” he said.
The offences contravened Sections 285 (a) and 409 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2011.
Both sections provide two to three years imprisonment for offenders, according to the Criminal Law.
The accused denied the charge.
The Magistrate, Mrs M.I. Dan-Oni granted the accused bail in the sum of N100, 000 with one surety.
The surety must be gainfully employed with an evidence of tax payment to the Lagos State Government, she said.
The case was adjourned to Sept. 12