Two women – Temitope Abigeal and Temitope Remi – have been arraigned before a Chief Magistrate’s Court in Ebute Meta on a three count of conspiracy, assault and grievous harm.
Abigeal (26) and Remi (28), choristers at a Cherubim and Seraphim church at Progressive Road, Ebute Meta, were alleged to have assaulted Hannah Okurabe (18) with razor blades at Abule Nla junction, a few metres away from the church.
The March 17, 2013 incident was said to be the result of an earlier fight over the church’s choirmaster, Joseph Unuigbe.
A father of two, Unuigbe is married to Folashade, who is also a member of the same church.
The defendants who pleaded not guilty to the charges, made a bail application through their counsel identified simply as Mr Chukwudi.
But the prosecutor, Mr. Ishola Samuel, objected to the bail application, saying that the complainant was presently admitted to the Lagos Island General Hospital.
However, the Magistrate, Mrs. M. O. Tanimola, ruled that the charge was a bailable offence and granted the defendants bail in the sum of N200,000 each while they are to produce two responsible sureties who must be relatives with verifiable addresses. Also, the sureties must be gainfully employed with evidence of tax payments to the state government in the last three years.
The case was adjourned to April 17 2013.
The suspects are said to be currently remanded at the Kirikiri Minimum Prison.