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Woman, 24, arraigned for assaulting landlord

21 April 2015, 07:49

Lagos - A tenant, Doris Okafor, 24, was on Monday charged before a Tinubu Magistrates' Court in Lagos for allegedly assaulting her landlord.

Okafor, a student, lives at House 43, 4th Avenue, Road 403, Festac Town, Lagos.

She faces charges of conspiracy and assault occasioning harm.

The Prosecutor, Sgt. Daniel Ighodalo, told the court that Okafor committed the offences at 10 a.m. on March 18 at No. 66, Emmanuel St., Lekki Phase 1, Lagos.

He said the accused with four others still at large went to residence of her landlord, Godwin Ulom, in Lekki, Lagos and assaulted him.

“The student assaulted the landlord after he had a confrontation with her for smoking hemp as well as her alleged association with persons of questionable character.”

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“The tenant came to the landlord's residence with four men suspected to be hoodlums to beat him up,” Ighodalo said.

According to him, the landlord was beaten to pulp.

He noted that the offences contravened Sections 171 and 409 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2011.

The media reports that Section 171 recommends three years imprisonment for assault occasioning harm, while Section 409 provides a two-year jail term for conspiracy.

Okafor, however, pleaded not guilty to the two-count charge.

The Magistrate, Olaitan Ajayi, granted him bail in the sum of N20 000 with a surety in like sum and adjourned the case to May 18 for mention.



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