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Woman, 40, docked for hitting neighbours’ head against wall

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By Teniola Ibitola

Lagos, Aug. 14, 2019 For allegedly assaulting and pushing her neighbour’s head against a wall, Omowunmi Williams, on Wednesday appeared before an Ebute Meta Magistrates’ Court in Lagos.

The defendant, 40, was brought before the court on charges of manner likely to cause breach of peace and assault.

She, however, pleaded not guilty.

The Prosecutor, Insp. Raphael Doney, told the court that the defendant committed the offences on Aug. 13 at 8.15a.m., at No. 63, Ayilara St., Surulere.

Doney said that the defendant, while in a scuffle with a fellow neighbour, Idowu Adekoya, also the complainant, had over turned her bowls of water where she kept them.

The prosecutor said that she also slapped her severally before hitting her head against the wall and shoved her in different directions.

He said that the offences contravened Sections 168 and 172 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015.

The Magistrate, Mr Tolu Agbona, granted the defendant bail of N40, 000 with one surety in like sum and proof of gainful employment.

Agbona adjourned the case until Sept. 3 for trial.

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Edited by Olagoke Olatoye

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