Sulaimon Ogunsanya a 39-year old man has been arrested and charged to court for using a broken bottle to pluck the eye of his rival, Emmanuel Odo’s during a fight in Lagos.
The incident which occurred at Akesan area in the outskirts of Lagos state has left the victim, Emmanuel Odo, with one eye because the bottle caused severe damage to the eye and he would not be able to see with the eye again.
It was gathered that the suspect and the victim exchange of words over an issue that was not disclosed which resulted in a fight between them. It was in the course of the fight that the suspect Sulaimon Ogunsanya got hold of a beer bottle, broke it and used it to stab the victim in his eye and drew it out.
The victim started bleeding and fell down as the eye came out, and was rushed to the hospital. Before he arrived the Igando General Hospital the affected eye was already completely damaged and doctors could do nothing to enable him to use it again.
Eyewitnesses attempted to apprehend the suspect, but he escaped and went into hiding. The suspect was later arrested by the Igando Police Division where he confessed to the crime but blamed his action on provocation.
He pleaded not guilty to inflicting injury to the victim and was granted bail in the sum of N100,000.00 with two sureties in like sum.
As he was being led away he said he would like to settle the matter with the victim out of court.