…As Man in court for alleged indecent assault of 2 minors
A 35-year-old man, Olatunji Alebiosu, who allegedly punched a pregnant woman in the face, on Tuesday appeared in an Ogudu Magistrates’ Court in Lagos.
Alebiosu, whose address was not given, is charged with two counts of assault occasioning harm and threatening violence.
The Prosecution Counsel, Insp. Donjour Perezi, told the court that the defendant committed the offence on Sept. 8 at about 4 p.m. at Animashaun Street, Off Church Street, Alapere in Ketu area of Lagos.
Perezi alleged that the defendant punched a pregnant woman, Mrs Yinka Agboola, in the face and chest.
The prosecutor also alleged that the defendant threatened to ”deal with her with charms”.
The offence, he said, contravened the provisions of sections 56 and 173 of the Criminal Law ofLagos State, 2015.
Section 56 stipulates a 3- year jail term for offenders and also section 173 stipulates same punishment too.
The defendant, however, pleaded not guilty.
Magistrate Bukola Mogaji admitted the defendant to bail in the sum of N100,000 with two sureties in like sum.
Mogaji ordered that the surety must provide evidence of three years tax payments to the Lagos State Government.
She adjourned the case until Oct. 14 for hearing.
In the meantime, the police arraigned a 39-year-old man, David Ogungbemi, on Tuesday appeared in an Ikeja Magistrates’ Court in Lagos, for indecent assault on two minors.
Ogungbemi, who lives at Kola area of Lagos,is charged with indecent treatment of a child.
The Prosecution Counsel, ASP Ezekiel Ayorinde, told the court that the defendant committed the offence on Aug 31 at his residence,
He said that the defendant sexually assaulted two sisters, aged nine and five.
Ayorinde said that the mother of the minors reported the case and the defendant was arrested,.
The offence, he said, contravened the provisions of Section 135 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015.
News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the section prescribes seven years jail term for indecent treatment of a child.
Following his plea of not guilty, Magistrate B.O Osunsanmi, admitted the defendant to bail in the sum 0f N100,000 with two sureties in like sum.
Osunsanmi ordered that the sureties must be gainfully employed and show evidences of two years tax payment to the Lagos State Government.
She adjourned the case until Nov. 30 for treatment.