A 35-year-old female trader, Helen Ogochukwu, was on Wednesday brought before an Ikeja Magistrates’ Court for allegedly beating her male neighbour, Dotun Shomoye, to a pulp.
Ogochukwu resides at No. 5, Adekoya St., Oshodi, Lagos.
She pleaded not guilty to a three-count charge of assault, willful damage and breach of peace.
The Police Prosecutor, Insp. Eruada Victor, told the court that the accused committed the offences on March 4 at her residence.
Inspector Victor explained that the accused assaulted her co-tenant, Mr Dotun Shomoye, by beating him to a pulp.
He said the assault was as a result of an argument between the accused and the complainant, Shomoye.
He said the accused tore the complainant’s T-shirt valued at N2,000, while the case was reported to the police and the accused was arrested.
He said the offences contravened Sections 166, 171 and 337 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2011.
Sections 171 and 337 prescribe three-year jail term for assault, and damage.
However, the Magistrate, Mrs G.O. Anifowoshe, granted the accused bail in the sum of N2,000 with one surety in like sum, one of whom must be gainfully employed and show evidence of a two-year tax payment to the Lagos State Government.
The case was adjourned till April 12 for further hearing.