A trader, Samson Amaechi, on Wednesday appeared before an Ebute Meta Chief Magistrates’ Court, Lagos, for allegedly attempting to murder one Chukwuemeka Okorie by pouring acid on him.
Amaechi, 22, who resides at No. 9, Herbert Macaulay Way, Ebute Meta, Lagos, was arraigned on a two-count charge of unlawful attempt to kill and unlawful causing grievous harm.
Prosecutor Feddy Asu had told the court that the accused committed the offences on March 27.
Asu said that the accused poured acid on the private part, chest, and back of Okorie in an attempt to kill him and take revenge.
He said Okorie, who had been accommodating Amaechi in both his house and shop, had complained that the accused refused to contribute to the house upkeep and other responsibilities.
“A fight had ensued between the duo and neighbours living around them had mediated.
“However, the accused was still nursing some grudges against his host and then decided to bath him with acid in the early hours of March 27, ‘’ Asu said.
He said the offences contravened Sections 228 and 243 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2011.
Section 228 stipulates life imprisonment, Section 243 prescribes seven years imprisonment.
The magistrate, Mr E.O. Ogunkanmi, granted bail to the accused bail in the sum of N200,000 with one surety in like sum.
He adjourned the case till Sept. 9 for trial.