Two men were, Thursday, arraigned in front of an Ikeja Magistrates’ Court in Lagos for allegedly stabbing one Abayomi Akapo at a football viewing centre at Amikanle, Alagbado, Lagos.

The accused identified as Akinbo Toyin (29), a printer, residing at No. 3, Aiyetobi St., Alagbado, and Adekunle Olaniyan (29), a barber, residing at Ileri -Oluwa St., Alagbado, a suburb of Lagos, are faced with a two-count charge of conspiracy and assault.

According to the prosecutor, Mr Donjor Perezi, the fight ensued at the veiwing centre over a petty argument and the accused stabbed one Abayomi Akapo, on the neck, head and jaw, causing him a very deep injury.

He said: “The victim was rescued by people at the centre, who quickly rushed him to the hospital, else he would have died.”

Mr Perezi told the court that the offence which was committed on Aug. 8 contravened Sections 171 and 409 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2011.

The accused, however, pleaded not guilty to the charge.

The Magistrate, Miss O.A. Akinde, admitted the accused to bail in the sum of N100, 000 each, with two sureties each in like sum, and adjourned the case to 21th of September.