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Man Stabs Friend Over N400. by Debby123 (f): 8:37am on November 5

The police have arrested a 25- year - old man, Morenikeji Oguntoyinbo, for allegedly stabbing his friend, Emmanuel Ibeh, in the neck with a broken bottle during a scuffle in their residence on Benson bus stop , Ikorodu, Lagos .
PUNCH Metro learnt that the incident happened when Ibeh requested for his N 400 , which he gave to Oguntoyinbo to keep for him and after about an hour , Oguntoyinbo allegedly said he had used the money to place a bet on a sports betting app but was not lucky to win .
It was gathered that the victim was annoyed that he used his money to play Nairabet and he allegedly gave Ibeh a fist blow, which got Oguntoyinbo angered as he went downstairs, took a bottle and stabbed the victim in his neck.
The police prosecutor, Sergeant Mary Ajiteru, informed the Candide Johnson Magistrates’ Court , Ikorodu, where Oguntoyinbo was arraigned on two counts , that the injury was so severe and the victim had been taken to three general hospitals in Lagos , including the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital , Ikeja, which referred him to the University College Hospital in Ibadan, Oyo State, adding that the chances of his survival were low because Ibeh was presently in a state of comma .
The charges read, “That you , Morenikeji Oguntoyinbo, on October 26, 2018, around 4 pm at number 16 , Benson Bus - stop , Ikorodu, in the Ikorodu Lagos Magisterial District did unlawfully stabbed one Emmanuel Ibeh on his neck with a broken bottle , with the intention to kill him and endanger his life , thereby committing an offence punishable under Section 230 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, Nigeria, 2015.
“That you, Morenikeji Oguntoyinbo, on the same date , time and place at the aforementioned magisterial district , did unlawfully stabbed one Emmanuel Ibeh with a broken bottle on his neck and cause him grievous harm and thereby committing an offence punishable under Section 245 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, Nigeria, 2015.”
Oguntoyinbo, however , pleaded not guilty to the charges.
The presiding magistrate, Mr W . B . Balogun , granted the defendant bail in the sum of N 1 m with two sureties, one of whom must be a close relation and one should be a civil servant and they must have proper means of identification in addition to producing evidence of six years’ tax payment .
The case was adjourned till December 13, 2018.

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