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Man stabs brother over advice to quit smoking
Man stabs brother over advice to quit smoking

A Kaduna Chief Magistrates’ Court arraigned a 25-year-old man, Adamu Sanusi, on Thursday for allegedly stabbing his brother in his chest with a broken bottle.

The News Agency of Nigeria reported that the defendant, who resides at Ali Akilu Road, Kaduna, is charged with two-count of assault and causing harm.

He, however, pleaded not guilty to the charge.

The prosecutor, Inspector Chidi Leo, told the court that the defendant committed the offence on April 28 around 7.45pm at their residence.

Leo alleged that the defendant stabbed his elder brother, Nurudeen, in the chest with a broken bottle after a disagreement.

The prosecutor said the elder brother had advised the defendant to quit smoking and stop being a nuisance but the defendant got angry and an altercation occurred.

“In the process, the defendant broke a bottle and stabbed his brother in the chest and he was hospitalised,” he added.

Leo said the offence contravened Section 244 of the Penal Code of Kaduna State, 2017.

The Magistrate, Ibrahim Emmanuel, in his ruling, granted the defendant N200,000 bail with two sureties each in like sum.

He said the sureties, who must be blood relations of the defendant and must be gainfully employed, must show evidence of tax payments to the state government.

The case was then adjourned till June 19.

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