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Suya seller pleads guilty to slitting 4 year old throat

A Suya Seller on Wednesday pleaded guilty before an Ebutte Metta Magistrate Court for attempting to slit the throat of a four year girl.

The accused it was gathered lured the victim with biscuit to a secluded area before attempting to carry out the act.

Abdulahi pleaded guilty to the two charges of attempted murder and unlawful assault.

According to the Prosecutor, Sgt. Hafsat Ajibode, the accused committed the offences on Aug. 18 at 5.35 p.m. at No. 1, Denton St., Ebute Meta.

She said the accused lured the four-year-old girl, Alimat Durojaiye, with biscuit while she was playing with her peers and had attempted to slit her throat with a knife.

“The accused had fled with the child to Whitesands area in Oyingbo market where he attempted to cut her throat with a knife.

A passerby, Muritala Mahmud, who heard the screaming of the minor, rushed to save her, and in the process got his left hand bitten by the accused while trying to escape,” she said.

The presiding Magistrate, A.O Ajibade has fixed Sept. 11 for facts and sentence.

The offences contravenes Sections 173 and 230 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015



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