John Ena, a 33-year-old unemployed man, charged with stabbing his neighbor with a bottle on her head for playing loud music, was today, September 2, arraigned at an Ikeja Magistrates Court in Lagos state.
According to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) Ena, is being tried for breach of the peace and assault.
Sgt. Kehinde Olatunde, the prosecutor, told the court that the accused committed the offences on Aug. 2, at his residence.
He said that the accused unlawfully assaulted his neighbour, Miss Elizabeth Okpaku, by stabbing her with a bottle on her head.
Olatunde said: “The accused forcefully entered the complainant’s room and ordered her to reduce the volume of her DVD player, claiming that it was too loud and was disturbing him in his room.
“The complainant refused to comply, saying that the volume was not loud, so the accused forcefully stopped the music by throwing the DVD player outside and also damaged her generator set. He also descended on her by beating and stabbing her with a bottle.’’
The offences, contravened Sections 166 and 171 of the Criminal Law of Lagos state, 2011.
Section 171 prescribes a three-year jail term as penalty for convicted offenders.
Ena pleaded not guilty to the offences and was granted bail in the sum of N50, 000 with one surety in like sum.
Aka Bashorun, the Magistrate, adjourned the case to September 21, for mention.