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Woman, 39, docked over alleged stabbing of neighbour with broken bottle

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Woman, 39, docked over alleged stabbing of neighbour with broken bottle

The Police on Wednesday arraigned a 39-year-old woman, Esther Tunde, before a Kaduna Chief Magistrates’ court for allegedly stabbing her neighbour with a broken bottle.

The defendant, who resides at Malali in Kaduna State, is standing trial on two-count charge of assault and causing grievous hurt to her neighbour, offences she pleaded not guilty to.

The prosecutor, Insp Chidi Leo, told the court that the defendant committed the offences on Nov. 24 at their residence.

He said the complaint, Naomi James, the defendant’s neighbour, reported the matter at the Gabasawa Police Station.

The prosecutor alleged that a fight had ensued between the defendant and the complainant after an argument.

He told the court that the defendant allegedly beat the complainant to a pulp and thereafter stabbed her with a broken bottle.

The offences, according to him, contravene Sections 173 and 241 of the Penal Code Law of Kaduna State, 2017.

The Magistrate, Mr Ibrahim Emmanuel, granted the defendant bail in the sum N100, 000 with one surety in like sum.

Emmanuel ordered that the surety must reside within the court’s jurisdiction and adjourned the case until Dec. 21, for hearing.

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