By Evelyn Usman
Idimu bus-stop is usually a beehive of activities particularly in the evening. But notable in the area is a beer parlor where people from different walks of life gather to ease off in the cool of the evening.
However, at the weekend, an unprecedented crowd gathered at the beer parlor,following an argument between two men. One of them simply identified as Jamiu, was seen trying to force a cup of liquor into a man’s mouth,with the second man identified as Chidi, strenuously covering his mouth and at the same time, using his hand to block Jamiu’s hand.
Just then, a commercial motorcyclist stepped in to demand what the matter was. And to the astonishment of all, Jamiu alleged that Chidi attempted to poison him through his drink. He further explained to the inquisitive crowd that he left his drink uncovered in the care of Chidi to ease himself.
But upon his arrival, one of the bar men reportedly whispered to him that he saw when his friend, Chidi was administering some substance into his drink.
An eye witness told Crime Alert that, “ when Jamiu got to his seat, he exchanged his glass with Chidi’s and jokingly asked him to drink the content. But Chidi refused, saying he was not used to drinking from other people’s glass. At that point, Jamiu raised alarm and alleged that Chidi wanted to poison him.”
Policemen from Idimu were invited and both men taken to the station where 26 -year-old Chidi, according to police sources, admitted to have put some substance into his friend’s drink but maintained that the substance was not meant to kill him.
When Crime Alert visited Idimu division, the case was said to have been charged to Ejigbo Magistrate court from where Chidi was granted bail by the presiding Magistrate, Mrs. M. B. Folami, in the sum of N100,000 with two sureties in like sum. He was however, remanded at the Kirikiri prison pending when he would fulfill the bail conditions, with the case adjourned to August 29, 2012.
I hope the law deals with him mercilessly...
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