It was also gathered that Friday and his girlfriend, whose name had yet to be ascertained, had gone to drink in the hotel around 6pm on October 21, 2014, when the incident happened.
Mr. Semeon Tenebe, the victim, claimed he was brooding on an issue he had discussed with his sister earlier in the day when the 25 years old man confronted him. He added that Friday interpreted his stare for rebuke and challended him to a scuffle.
Friday reportedly hit the bottle of beer he was drinking on the barman, inflicting injuries on his face and head. It was learnt that his girlfriend fled the scene when Tenebe started bleeding.
Prior to the incident, it was gathered that Friday had accused the barman of being unpleasant while attending to him and his woman.
The prosecutor, Inspector Chinalu Uwadione, brought the suspect before the magistrate, Mrs. O.A. Akinde, on one count of assault to which he pleaded not guilty.
The charge reads, “That you, Kelvin Friday, 25, on October 21, 2014 at about 6pm at Obokun Avenue, Ojodu in the Ikeja Magisterial District unlawfully used a bottle on the head and face of one Simeon Tenebe and inflicted injuries, to wit grievous harm and thereby committed an offence punishable under Section 243 (1) Vol. 44, No. 2 Law of Lagos State, 2011.”
Akinde admitted the defendant to bail in the sum of N100, 000 with two sureties in like sum.
“The sureties must present evidence of tax payment, means of livelihood and deposit N20, 000 to the account of the chief registrar. Their addresses must also be verified by the prosecutor,” she added.