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Job Seeker Blows Off Man’s Teeth Over European Football

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A 20-year-old Man, also a job seeker ,Toheeb Afolabi, was charged before a Surulere Chief Magistrates’ Court in Lagos, for purportedly blowing off a man’s teeth over European league matches.

Mr Afolabi, whose address is unknown, is facing a charge of assault.

The Prosecutor, Insp. Gabriel Ekundayo, told the court that the accused had on April 27 assaulted his neighbour, Jubril Hassan, by punching him several times on the cheeks.

“The accused and the neighbour were fighting over football matches involving two rival clubs in Europe.

“The accused gave him several punches and in the process, removed his teeth,’’ he said.

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The offence, according to him, contravenes Section 171 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2011.

The section provides three years for assault occasioning harm. The accused pleaded not guilty.

In her ruling, the Magistrate, Mrs M. I. Dan-Oni, granted the accused bail in the sum of N50, 000 with one surety in like sum. The case was adjourned to May 23 for trial.



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