A young woman has been arrested and arraigned in court for allegedly stabbing a salesgirl in the face with broken ceramic plates, following a disagreement over payment for drinks.
For allegedly causing grievous harm on a sales attendant, a 22-year-old woman, identified as Okafor Sharon, was on Thursday, arraigned before an Igbosere Magistrates’ Court sitting in Lagos State.
According to O. Balogun, the prosecuting officer, told the court that Sharon unlawfully assaulted the complainant, simply identified as Comfort, with a breakable plate and injured her on the face following a disagreement over payment for drinks and N400 fried meat at a bar in Lekki Phase One, in Eti Osa Local Government Area.
It was gathered that the victim had served Sharon who ordered for drinks and N400 fried meat, and the suspect, a second-hand cloth dealer, was at the bar in the company of a man, simply identified as Kingsley.
The sales attendant, afterwards, demanded for payment as she was about to retire for the day and needed to tidy up sales book for the day. Sharon was said to have ignored the victim, insisting that Kingsley would only pay when they were done.
Comfort, however, tried to take back the drinks when Sharon threw a plate at her which damaged her face.
The prosecutor noted that the accused, who was arraigned on one count bordering on the offence and accused of unlawfully causing the victim grievous bodily harm, contravened Section 243 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, Vol. 44, No. 2, 2011.
The accused person however pleaded not guilty, and the presiding magistrate, Mrs. A.T. Omoyele, adjourned the case till September 16 for mention.