Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Suya seller pleads guilty to attempted murder of four-year-old girl

A Suya seller , Halilu Abdulahi , on Wednesday at an Ebute Meta Chief Magistrates’ Court , Lagos, pleaded guilty to an attempt to slit the throat of a four- year - old girl .

Abdullahi, 40 , was arraigned before Chief Magistrate A. O . Ajibade on two charges of attempted murder and unlawful assault.
The accused pleaded guilty to the charges preferred against him.

The Prosecutor, Sgt . Hafsat Ajibode , told the court that the accused committed the offences on Aug . 18 at 5 . 35 p . m . at No. 1 , Denton St . , Ebute Meta .

She said the accused lured the four - year - old girl , Alimat Durojaiye , with biscuit while she was playing with her peers and had attempted to slit her throat with a knife.

“The accused had fled with the child to Whitesands area in Oyingbo market where he attempted to cut her throat with a knife.

“A passerby, Muritala Mahmud , who heard the screaming of the minor , rushed to save her , and in the process got his left hand bitten by the accused while trying to escape, ” she said.

The reports that the offences contravened Sections 173 and 230 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015 (revised ).

Ajibade has fixed Sept . 11 for facts and sentence.


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