A 25-year-old man has been remanded in prison for allegedly attacking a woman with a cutlass because she refused to date him.
The Akwa Ibom State-born Bassey, PM Express reports, committed the offense on February 11, 2017, at Olabisi Street, off Liasu Road in Idimu area of the state when he allegedly got mad at Adigun for refusing to date him and attacked her, inflicting cuts on her head and hand.
The police report that Bassey reportedly brought out cutlass during a disagreement with the victim and inflicted the cuts on her before fleeing the scene.
She was reportedly rushed to a hospital where she was operated on for several hours.
It was gathered that both Bassey and Adigun live in the same area and that he had been pestering her for a while to have a relationship with him, a request she always turned down because according to her, she did not want to have anything to do with men living in the same area with her as well as the fact that they are from different tribes.
But on the day the incident happened, it was learnt the two had a disagreement and Bassey who had nursed anger over the rejection did not waste time to vent his anger on her.
When he was charged to the court, Bassey pleaded not guilty to the one count charge of assault and the presiding Magistrate, Mrs. J.O.E Adeyemi, granted him bail in the sum of N50,000 but ordered that he should be remanded in prison custody pending when he will perfect his bail condition while the case was adjourned until March 13, 2017.