Adam, a 22-year-old citizen of Kano State’s Kumbotso Local Government Area, has been remanded in prison for slicing off his neighbor Yusuf Abubakar’s thumb.
The allegation against him said that the defendant had previously inflicted a serious machete injury on the biological mother of the injured neighbor during a quarrel.
The defendant was charged with committing serious bodily harm to the victim on one count.
The defendant, however, denied the allegations filed against him before the court, saying, “Yusuf and I exchanged words, then it turned into a quarrel.
“It turned into a fight between my friend and his friends in the neighbourhood. That was when the complainant injured his own thumb; I did not attack him or his mother.”
The court ordered that the defendant be remanded in prison custody pending the 30th of June, the next adjourned date.