A 46-year-old native doctor, Surajudeen Adeniji, has allegedly used a machete on his cousin during an argument.

If his cousin, Kudus Olawale, knew the argument will end in an injury he would have stayed away from the man who had set up a shrine near that home.

Adenij is now standing trial and on Friday he was granted reprieve by a Tinubu Magistrates’ Court, Lagos.

However, the accused who is facing a two-count charge of conduct likely to cause a breach of peace and inflicting injury, denied the charges.

The prosecutor, Ben Ekundayo, who is a Police Inspector, told the court that the accused committed the offences on March 24 at 11, Oduntafa Street in the Lagos Island area of Lagos State.

He said the accused had built a shrine at the entrance of the only toilet and bathroom in the compound of their family house and during a visit to the toilet, Olawale had a brush with the herbalist.

“While the accused’s cousin, Kudus Olawale, was in a hurry to go into the toilet to ease himself, he mistakenly stepped on the mat the accused placed on the floor for his customers.

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“An argument ensued and the accused brought out a machete and injured him with it,” the News Agency of Nigeria quoted Ekundayo as saying. 

The offences contravened Sections 166 and 245 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015 and the section also stipulates three years imprisonment for offenders.

In her ruling, Magistrate Olumide Fusika granted the accused 50,000 Naira bail with two sureties in like sum and adjourned the case until May 31 for hearing.

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