A 20-year old man, Toheeb Afolabi, was yesterday charged before a Surulere Chief Magistrates’ Court, Lagos, for allegedly punching off a man’s teeth over football match.
The accused, whose address is unknown, is facing a charge of assault. The Prosecutor, Inspector Gabriel Ekundayo, told the court that the accused had on April 27 assaulted his neighbour, Jubril Hassan, by punching him several times on the cheeks.
“The accused and the neighbour were fighting over football matches involving two rival clubs in Europe.
“The accused gave him several punches and in the process, removed his teeth,’’ he said. The offence, according to him, contravenes Section 171 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2011.
“The section provides three years imprisonment for assault occasioning harm.” The accused pleaded not guilty.
In her ruling, the Magistrate, Mrs M.I. Dan-Oni, granted the accused bail in the sum of N50,000 .
The case was adjourned to May 23 for trial.