Lagos – A cook, Anthony Adomaya, who allegedly poisoned the food of his employer’s guest, on Thursday appeared before a Tinubu Magistrates’ Court in Lagos. Adomaya, 25, is facing a two-count charge bordering on attempted poisoning. The Prosecutor, Mr Ben Ekundayo, told the court that the accused committed the offences on June 19 at about 2.00pm at Justice Court, Lekki, Lagos. Ekundayo said the accused was told by his employer to prepare a meal for a guest (name withheld) but the cook allegedly poured a liquid substance suspected to be poison on the food. “After the accused served the food which had an offensive odour, he fled the house and later came back in the middle of the night to pack his belongings but he was caught and arrested,” he said. Ekundayo said that the offences contravened Sections 241 and 404 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2011. The accused, however, denied the charges. The Magistrate, Mr Ade Adefulire, granted the accused N100,000 bail with two sureties in like sum. He said that the surety must be blood relations of the the accused. The case was adjourned till July 13 for further hearing.

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