A 37-year-old man, Abuchi Simon, has been arrested and charged before Isolo Magistrates’ court for allegedly stabbing his neighbour, Ehis Ibhaze, over allegation of witchcraft in Lagos State, western Nigeria.
Ibhaze was allegedly stabbed several times by Simon who allegedly accused him of waging spiritual war against his family through witchcraft which he claimed hindered his progress in life.
The incident happened at 14, Ifelodun street, Ilasamaja, Lagos where they reside.
Simon reportedly attacked Ibhaze with a knife in the bathroom when he went to take his bath in the evening.
P.M.NEWS gathered that both Simon and Ibhaze are married and have children, but the two families have been at loggerheads, while their neighbours have tried to settle their quarrels to no avail.
According their neighbours, Simon had accused Ibhaze for attacking him spiritually and threatened he would kill him if he did not desist from the attack on his family.
On the day the incident happened, neighbours rushed to the bathroom and rescued Ibhaze who was bleeding profusely after he was stabbed.
He was rushed to a hospital where he is being treated.
The matter was reported to the police and Simon was arrested and taken to the station.
Simon was charged to court with wounding under the criminal code.
He pleaded not guilty.
The prosecutor informed the court that the victim was seriously wounded and was still in a hospital.
The presiding Magistrate, Mrs Joy Ugbomoiko, granted him bail in the sum of N100,000 with two sureties in like sum.
Simon was remanded in prison custody pending when he will perfect his bail.
The matter was adjourned till 25 November, 2015
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