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A civil suit involving a man and his ex-lover in Yola, Adamawa State, has taken a twist after the man unexpectedly drew a knife and stabbed the woman in court.
The suspect appeared to have been infuriated by the decision of the Criminal Area Court 11, Yola, to reverse a verbal agreement by the woman to pay N85000 to the man after backing out of their marriage plan.
Enoch Adamu had taken Ashini Hosea to court over a financial claim. He wanted back all the money he claimed to have spent on Ashini who had pulled out of their marriage plan. The money included the bride price.
Ashini had agreed to return N85000.
However, the court annulled the repayment on Thursday.
The court’s decision did not go down well with Adamu who reached for a knife and stabbed his ex-lover.
Ashini was rushed to the hospital for treatment while Adamu was arrested and locked up at the Police Criminal Investigation Department (CID).
However, the suspect made an attempt to escape from detention.
He jumped down from where he was being kept, landing awkwardly on the ground floor.
Sources said he became unconscious and was also rushed to the Federal Medical Centre, Yola where Ashini is also receiving treatment.
Matters came to this point after counsel to Ashini, Ibrahim Saidu, wrote an application for the reversal of an alleged earlier arrangement for Ashini to pay Enoch all expenses he made on her.
The court granted Ibrahim’s application, thus setting Enoch on edge, following which he stabbed Ashini three times in her chest as she met with her counsel outside the court hall after Thursday sitting.
In the said application for reversal of arrangement to pay back bride price and other expenses on Ashini, Ibrahim had told the Area Court in Yola that he was not aware of his client agreeing to refund Enoch’s expenses, and that he did not even know that his client admitted any liabilities to Enoch.