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    Court frees joblessman who stabbed neighbour’s private part

    An Ikeja Magistrates’ Court in Lagos, yesterday struck out a case of an applicant, Obed Fwond, 32, charged with stabbing neighbour’s penis with a knife.

    At the resumed hearing, the prosecuting officer, Inspector George Nwosu, told the court that Emeka Ofoke, the complainant had decided to withdraw the charge against the accused.

    Ruling on the application of withdrawal, the Magistrate A.A Adesanya said: “the accused is hereby discharged and acquitted.

    “This follows the application filed by the complainant notifying the court of his intention to withdraw the charge.”

    Obed, who lives at Awori in Dopemu area of Agege, Lagos, was arraigned last November 24, on a two-count charge of breach of peace and assault.

    The prosecutor had earlier told the court that the accused committed the offence on November 17 at his residence.

    The accused unlawfully assaulted Emeka Ofoke by stabbing him with a knife on his manhood.

    The prosecutor said Ofoke was coming back from work when he saw other tenants in the compound gathering around Obed.

    “The complainant said he asked one of his neighbours what had happened and he was told that Obed damaged the ceiling of the house to connect electricity supply without informing others.

    “Ofoke, who confronted the accused on what he had done, told him it was only a thief that would damage the ceiling of the house without informing other tenants.

    “He said the accused, who was annoyed about the statement, brought out a knife from his pocket and stabbed his manhood with it.

    “The complainant said he was quickly rushed to the hospital by his neighbours who were at the scene of the incident."

    Now that the case has been withdrawn, lets just hope that Emeka Ofoke's "thing" is still working.

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