A bus conductor, Abubakar Saleh, who allegedly stabbed a passenger with a broken bottle on the stomach over N150 transport fare, was on Tuesday docked in a Kaduna Chief Magistrates’ Court.
Saleh, 21, who reside in Badarawa Kaduna, is charged with assault.
The Prosecution Counsel, Insp Chidi Leo, told the court that the defendant committed the offence on Feb. 28 at about 5 p.m, on the Kano Road by Ahmadu Bello Way Kaduna.
Leo said the defendant and the passenger, Victor Frank, engaged in an argument over N150 transport fare.
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The police said during the argument, the defendant used a broken bottle and stabbed him in the stomach.
He noted that the offence contravened the provisions of Section 271 of Penal Code of Kaduna State, 2017.
The defendant pleaded not guilty to the offence.
The counsel to the defendant, Bashir Ahmed, pleaded with the court to grant the defendant bailin the most liberal terms.
Magistrate Ibrahim Emmanuel admitted the defendant to bail in the sum of N100,000 with one surety in like sum.
He ordered that the surety must provide evidence of tax payment to the Kaduna State Government.
Emmanuel adjourned the matter until March 29, for hearing.(NAN)