Man allegedly knocks out hawker’s tooth over two loaves of bread. 


Bolaji Ojo, 35, allegedly assaulted a woman, Mrs Blessing Ndive, by knocking off one of her teeth over two loaves of bread, was, yesterday, arraigned before a Badagry chief magistrate’s court in Lagos State.

Akpan Ikem, who is the police prosecutor told the court that the defendant committed the offence on May 9 at 6, Eze-Obi Etegbin in Ajangbadi in Badagry Local Government Area.

Ikem said: 

“The accused and the complainant (Blessing) had a heated argument over two loaves of bread, which the accused wanted to buy, but Blessing objected to it.

“He started beating the woman and he even removed one of her teeth. It was onlookers that saved the complainant from more harm.”

The offence was against Section 243 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015 (Revised). This section states seven years imprisonment for offenders.

The accused pleaded not guilty of the offence and was granted bail in the sum of N100,000, with two sureties, who must show evidence of tax payment to the Lagos State Government.

The Chief Magistrate, Jimoh Adefioye adjourned the case until June 6 for mention.

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