A trader, Samson Amaechi, on Wednesday
appeared before an Ebute Meta Chief Magistrates’ Court,
Lagos, for allegedly attempting to murder one
Chukwuemeka Okorie by pouring acid on him.
Amaechi, 22, who resides at No. 9, Herbert Macaulay
Way, Ebute Meta, Lagos, was arraigned on a two-count
charge of unlawful attempt to kill and unlawful causing
Prosecutor Feddy Asu had told the court that the accused
committed the offences on March 27.
Asu said that the accused poured acid
on the private part, chest, and back of Okorie in an
attempt to kill him and take revenge.[/color
He said Okorie, who had been accommodating Amaechi
in both his house and shop, had complained that the
accused refused to contribute to the house upkeep and
“A fight had ensued between the duo and neighbours
living around them had mediated.
“However, the accused was still nursing some grudges
against his host and then decided to bath him with acid
in the early hours of March 27, ‘’ Asu said.
He said the offences contravened Sections 228 and 243 of
the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2011.
Section 228 stipulates life imprisonment, Section 243
prescribes seven years imprisonment.
The magistrate, Mr E.O. Ogunkanmi, granted bail to the
accused bail in the sum of N200,000 with one surety in