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Woman Stabs Co-Tenant Over Bathroom Key

A 32 year-old woman, Rahman Raliat, has been arraigned before a Tinubu Magistrate’s Court, Lagos State, southwest Nigeria, for allegedly stabbing her co-tenant, Sulaimon Jamiu with a broken bottle on his head, face and head over a bathroom key. Raliat, a resident of Prince Abolaji Avenue, Imolete, Alaga, Baba Adisa Village, Ibeju Lekki, Lagos, was arrested by the police at Elemoro Division, Ibeju Lekki, Lagos and charged on a count charge of felony to wit, stabbing occasioning grievous bodily harm.

According to the police, trouble began between the two tenants when Raliat allegedly went to collect the bathroom key from a co-tenant (a woman) inside Jamiu’s apartment. It was reported that Jamiu was not pleased that Raliat came to his apartment to ask for the key and accused her of monitoring his visitor.

When Jamiu challenged Raliat, an argument ensued between them which led to a fight during which the accused allegedly went for a bottle, broke it and stabbed the victim on his head, face and hand.
Raliat allegedly fled after committing the alleged offence but after three days she was arrested at a hideout and charged to court.

The offence, the police prosecutor, Inspector I. Okeke said, contravened Section 243 of the Criminal Code of Lagos State, 2011. The accused, however pleaded not guilty to the charge and the presiding magistrate Y. R. Pinheiro admitted her on bail with the sum of N50, 000 with two sureties in like sum.
The accused was, however, taken to Kirikiri Prisons, Apapa, Lagos State, pending when she will fulfill the bail condition. The matter was adjourned till 5 May, 2014 for mention.
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