Musician, who allegedly assaulted 2 men with bottle, gets N50, 000 bail



A musician, Peter Ojo, who allegedly stabbed a customer and manager of Winco Hotel Bar, Alapere, Lagos, was on Friday granted N50,000 bail by an Ikeja Magistrates’ Court.

The Magistrate, Mrs H.B. Mogaji, said that Ojo, 44, should provide two sureties as part of his bail conditions.

Mogaji directed that one of the sureties must be gainfully employed and show evidence of tax payment to Lagos Government.

The Nigeria News Agency , reports that Ojo is standing trial on a two- count charge of assault and assault occasioning harm.

Earlier, the Prosecutor, Insp. Donjor Perezi, told the court that the defendant committed the offences on Aug. 12, at 11.00 p.m., at WinCo Hotel Bar, No. 11, Adesa Balogun, Alapere, Lagos.

According to Perezi, the defendant had arguments with some customers that led to a brawl; and in the process of separating the fight, the defendant stabbed one of the complainants, Mr John Okite, on his hand with a broken bottle, causing him grievous harm.

Perezi alleged that Ojo also stabbed one Mr Osas Ojaeburu, a customer of the hotel with the broken bottle, also causing him serious injury.

He said the alleged offences contravened sections 172 and 173 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015.

The defendant, however, pleaded not guilty to the charges.

The case was adjourned until Sept. 26, for further hearing.


Edited by Nyisom Fiyigon Dore



Uganda deports S/African music icon ahead of end of year performance



Ugandan immigration and security authorities on Tuesday deported South African music icon Yvonne Chaka Chaka ahead of her End of Year and New Year performance in Kampala, over visa irregularities, a police spokesperson said.

Fred Enanga, Uganda’s police spokesperson, said Chaka Chaka, who was supposed to perform at the Buganda Kingdom End of Year Show, dubbed Enkuuka Y’Omwaka at Mengo, was escorted to Entebbe International Airport, about 40km south of the capital to board a flight back to South Africa.

“The security task team in close coordination with immigration officials has this afternoon escorted Chaka Chaka to Entebbe International airport where she boarded her immediate flight to South Africa via Kigali [Rwanda],” said Enanga.

“The foreign musician had initially been granted an ordinary visa which was cancelled by immigration officials after it was realised she had come as a performing artist in one of the New Year events,” he said.

The police spokesperson said Chaka Chaka together with her promoters were advised to apply for a working visa for her music performance and avoid the pretence of being an ordinary visitor.

“The ordinary visa can’t enable her to perform in any income generating activity within the country,” said Enanga.

“This has been done by the immigration officials with the security team to help maintain the integrity of our immigration rules to all visitors to our country including foreign musicians,” he said.

Edited by: Fatima Sule/Muhammad Suleiman Tola

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