The man identified as Sunday Micheal, confessed to stabbing nine customers with a broken bottle in an hotel. He was arraigned, and an Ikeja Magistrates’ Court in Lagos on Wednesday reserved May 18 for judgment in the case.
The magistrate, Mr A.A Adesanya, remanded Micheal, 24, in Kirikiri Prison after he had pleaded guilty to the allegation.
Micheal, a vulcaniser of No. 53, Oshodi Road, Mafoluku in Oshodi, Lagos State , was arraigned on a two-count charge of a breach of peace and assault.
The prosecutor, Insp. George Nwosu, said that the accused committed the offences on April 3 at Marina Hotel, Alagbado, a suburb of Lagos. He said that the accused assaulted one Wasiu Adenekan by beating and stabbing him with a broken bottle.
“The accused stabbed the victim all over his body with a broken bottle,” he said. Nwosu said that the accused also caused a breach of the peace by chasing away the hotel’s customers with a broken bottle.
“There was a night-show at the hotel and, suddenly, the accused who was drunk started chasing viewers with a broken bottle.
“Everybody started running helter-skelter for their lives, but he succeeded in stabbing eight customers with a broken bottle.
“The accused also pursued the complainant; the complainant fell and the accused caught up with him and stabbed him severally all over his body.
“Blood gushed out from the complainant’s body and he fainted, he is still lying critically at a general hospital,” he said.
The prosecutor said that the accused also damaged 28 plastic chairs and tables as well as five crates of empty bottles, all valued at N47,400.
The offences, Nwosu said, contravened Sections 166 and 171 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2011. Section 171 prescribes a three-year jail term as penalty for offenders.