A 35-year-old man, Olalekan Sulaimon, was so angry over a dispute he had with his Ex, Chika Egbo that he ran after her as she hopped on a motorcycle, okada, and poured acid on her and the okada rider, the police have said
Mr. Sulaimon was arraigned before an Ebute Meta Magistrates’ Court, Lagos, on Wednesday, for the alleged offence.
The accused, who resides at No. 41, Maria Ibironke Street, Igando Road, Ikotun, Lagos, was arraigned on a two-count charge of attempted murder and causing grievous harm.
The prosecutor, Clement Okuoimose, told the court that the crime was committed on November 5 at No 31, Bakare Street, Ikotun, Lagos.
He told the court that Ms. Egbo went to visit the accused, but they later had a misunderstanding which made Ms. Egbo to escape the scene on a motorcycle.
Mr. Okuoimose said the accused ran after her, stopped the motorcyclist, one Sunday Daniel, and poured the acid on both of them.
He said that the alleged offences contravened Sections 228 and 243 of the Criminal Code, Laws of Lagos State, 2011.
The accused, however, pleaded not guilty to the charges.
Magistrate O. Olatunji granted bail to the accused in the sum of N500 thousand with two sureties in like sum.