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Landlords cut their tenants with razor blade because they decided to move

By Mason White 12:01 PM March 5, 2014
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By: Anika Rao
A couple was arrested and charged with assault after cutting their tenants because they decided to move, police in Nigeria said.

Lagos State Police said that they arrested Tokunbo and Damilola Adebari, on Tuesday, after they were accused of the vicious assault against their tenants.

The couple of 3 Araromi Street, was charged with three counts of assault, affray and disorderly conduct before the Yaba Magistrate’s Court. According to police, an argument broke out between the couple and their tenants, Wemimo Ogbere and his wife Abosede.

The tenants were in the process of placing their belongings in front of the house with the intention of moving when they fight broke out. The couple used a razor blade to cut the faces and torsos of the victims.

A prosecutor told the court that the couple has a history of violence against their tenants. The suspects denied the allegations made against them and pleaded not guilty.

They both face up to three years behind bars if convicted. They were booked into jail and released on bail.