A 33-year-old lover, Lukman Madotti, who allegedly poured acid on his fiancee, Toyin Muyiba, was on Wednesday docked before an Ebute Metta Magistrates’ Court.
Madotti is being tried for attempted murder.
The Police Prosecutor, ASP Clara Adegbayi, told the court that the offence was committed on April 9 at No. 11, Alhaji Lasisi St., Idi-Oro, Mushin, Lagos.
According to her, the jealous lover poured acid on Muyiba, 20, whom he had accused of flirting and cheating.
The offence contravened Section 230 (1) of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015.
The offence attracts life imprisonment, according to the provisions of the Criminal Law.
The accused, however, pleaded not guilty.
His plea was, however, not taken at the court as the Magistrate-in charge, Mrs O.A. Olagbende ordered that the accused be remanded in prison pending advice from the Lagos State Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP).
She adjourned the case until June 4 for mention.