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Man Arrested For Stabbing Commercial Sex Worker

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A 26 year old man was arrested in Lagos for allegedly stabbing a commercial sex worker on her breast and back.

Shola Egunle, a graduate from one of the polytechnics in Lagos has been charged before an Ebute Metta Magistrate's court sitting at Oyingbo for allegedly stabbing Joy Osasuwa, a commercial sex worker, at a 3-star hotel, located at Otto Railway Crossing in Oyingbo area of Lagos on August 12. It was reported that the incident happened after he made love to the victim.

The cause for the violent act was said to be the fact that, after making love to her, Shola refused to give the commercial sex worker the amount of money agreed on, of which he gave her N100, on the grounds that he did not complete the act. The sex worker, who did not want to be cheated demanded for the N800 balance of the money they agreed on. 

In the midst of the disagreement, it was said that he beat up the victim severely and stabbed her on the back and breast with a kitchen knife he found in her apartment.

The defendant is said to be facing a count charge bordering on assault proffered against him by the police.

The defendant, Shola Egunle, reportedly resides at 17 Dafunmi Street, Iyana Ipaja, and is a 2009 graduate of Banking and Finance.

The prosecutor, Inspector A.U. Moses said that the offence is punishable under section 243 of the Criminal Laws of Lagos State of Nigeria 2011.

However, the defendant's counsel told the court that both parties have agreed to settle the matter out of court, and urged the court to grant the defendant bail in a most liberal term and adjourn for a very short date.

Following the submission of the defendant's counsel, Magistrate K.O. Ogundare admitted the defendant to a bail at the sum of N200,000 with two responsible sureties in like sum. 

The Magistrate also ordered that sureties must show evidence of three years tax payable to Lagos State Government, means of livelihood, and have their addresses verified by the prosecutor. 

The case was adjourned till September 24.

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