Assault

Lagos, April 12, 2019 A barber, Bala Mohammed, 24, who allegedly inflicted injuries on two brothers with an iron rod during a disagreement, on Friday appeared before an Ikeja Magistrates’ Court.

Mohammed, who resides at No. 15, Oyinlola St., Dopemu Agege, Lagos, is charged with unlawful infliction of grievous harm, breach of peace and assault, to which he pleaded not guilty.

The prosecutor, Sgt. Ishola Samuel, told the court that the defendant, who lives in the same house with the brothers, used the iron rod to injure them during a disagreement over unpaid electricity bills.

He said that the defendant used the rod to inflict a deep cut and serious injuries on one George Francis’s stomach.

Samuel alleged that the defendant also used the iron rod to injure Sunday Francis, the complainant’s brother, on his lower jaw.

The prosecutor said that the defendant committed the offences on Jan. 27, at their residence.

The offence, he said, contravened the provisions of sections 173, 245 and 168 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015 (Revised).‎‎

If convicted, the defendant could bag as much as a three-year jail term, as prescribed for offenders in Section 173.

The Magistrate, Mrs A.I. Abina, admitted the defendant to bail in the sum of N300, 000, with two sureties in like sum.

She adjourned the case until April 24, for mention.