The Lagos state police command, yesterday arraigned one Omumgwa Loveday, an Aba based businessman, before a magistrate court over allegations that he attacked his friend, 32 year old Chiwendu Sunday with cutlass and stole his N800, 000 at a hotel on Osolo way in Ajao estate Lagos.
According to P.M. News, the accused and the victim are businessmen and bosom friends from Aba and had come to Lagos to purchase a bus for the victim, Sunday. When they arrived Lagos, they lodged in the same hotel.
According to reports, Loveday who came with the intention of stealing his friend’s N800, 000, woke up in the middle of the night and attacked him with a cutlass, hoping to kill him. The victim raised an alarm which attracted the attention of the the hotel staff who came to his rescue. They were both taken to the hospital where Loveday reportedly jumped from the hospital balcony and escaped with his friend’s N800, 000.
The police later trailed Loveday and arrested him in Aba and brought him to Lagos to face prosecution.
The suspect was yesterday arraigned before a magistrate court, facing a three-count charge of inflicting grievous harm, cutting the victim with cutlass and stealing under the Criminal Code. He pleaded not guilty.
The presiding Magistrate, Mrs J. Ogbomoiko granted him bail in the sum of N50,000 with two sureties in like sum. He was remanded in prison custody pending when he will perfect his bail.
The presiding magistrate adjourned hearing on the matter till November 2nd.