Woman on trial for beating up man within court premises | Nigeria News Today. Your online Nigerian Newspaper

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A middle-aged woman, Kemi Saheed, has appeared before an Ikorodu Magistrates’ Court for allegedly beating up a man within the premises of the Ikorodu Judicial Division.


The accused, whose address and profession were not stated, was docked on Tuesday on a three-count charge of assault, breach of peace and conspiracy before Magistrate A. Oshodi-Makanju.
Saheed however pleaded not guilty of the offences levelled against her.

The prosecutor, Sgt. Kemi Adeniran, told the court that the accused committed the offences on November 9 with one other person still at large.

She said the offences were committed at about 9.40 a.m. within the premises of the judicial division where two High courts and four Magistrates’ Courts are domiciled.

She said, “The accused and her accomplice beat up one Afolabi Ogunjobi and disrupted activities at the courts.
“Her male accomplice escaped arrest.

“They even tore Ogunjobi’s clothes as they beat him up to the dismay of the people around and caused breach of the peace in the compound.”

The prosecutor said the offences contravened Sections 166(D), 170 and 344 of the Criminal Law of Lagos States 2011.

The Magistrate granted the accused N50,000 bail with one surety, who must be gainfully employed.
Oshodi-Makanju said the surety must show evidence of tax payments to Lagos state government and adjourned the case till December 22 for mention.

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