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Photo: Angry man uses saw to deeply cut village head's stomach

A motor saw operator Samson Tueei, who allegedly slashed the stomach of a Baale (village head) with a motor saw, was on Monday arraigned at the Igbosere Magistrates’ Court in Lagos, according to The Nation.

Tueei, 60, of Sore Community in Takwa Bay, Lagos, is facing a two-count charge of assault and infliction of bodily harm.

Prosecuting police officer, Sgt. Godspower Ehizoba, alleged that the defendant committed the offences at 7:45 p.m. on July 19, at Sore Community in Takwa Bay.

He said the incident occurred following a dispute between Tueei and the complainant, Mr. Gani Thomas, over who should be the community’s head.

The stool was, however, given to Thomas.

“The defendant assaulted the Baale, Gani Thomas, by stabbing his stomach with a motor saw,” the prosecutor said.

According to him the offence contravened sections 170(2) and 173 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015 and punishable under same.

Tueei pleaded not guilty to the charges.

Magistrate T.A. Idowu granted him bail in the sum of N200,000 with two sureties in like sum.

She adjourned the case till October 11.

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