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UPPERCUT: Tenant Allegedly Assaults Landlady in Ogba

A commercial motorcycle rider popular known as Okada, Mohammed Ajah, was today, Friday, January 18, 2019 arraigned before an Ikeja Chief Magistrates’ Court, Ikeja, Lagos Mainland, for allegedly using his motorcycle to block his landlady from entering her house, located at no. 1 Oshinaga St., Oke-Ira, Ogba, Lagos Mainland.

The 24 years old accused, is facing two counts bordering on assault and risk three years in jail.

During the hearing, Police prosecutor, Sgt. Michael Unah, alleged that the defendant assaulted one Mrs. Franca Enweke by pushing her, following unresolved differences, resulting to her sustaining bruises on her right fingers.

The Prosecutor had told the court that the defendant committed the offences on December 28, 2018 about 10.30 pm at their residence.

According to the Prosecutor, the defendant blocked the complainant’s entrance, preventing her from entering her house with her car.

The offences contravened the provisions of Sections 173 and 168 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State 2015, (Revised), he told the court. Also, Section 173 of the law stipulates three-year imprisonment for offenders, the News Agency of Nigeria reports.

The Chief Magistrate, Mr. A. A. Fashola, granted the accused bail in the sum of N50,000, with one surety in like sum.

Fashola said the surety must be gainfully employed, with an evidence of two-year tax payment to the Lagos State Government and have his address verified by the court.

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