A 25-year-old driver, Sodiq Olowolagba who allegedly beat up a woman and tore her hijab, was on Wednesday arraigned before a magistrates’ court in Ikeja, Lagos. Olowolagba, a resident of 37, Abarin Street, Meiran, Lagos, is answering charges bordering on breach of the peace, conspiracy and assault. The prosecutor, Inspector Clement Okuoimose, told the court that the accused committed the offences on March 30, at Alakuko Bus Stop, Lagos. He said the accused and one other person, still at large, conspired to beat up and strip one Mrs Kafayat Rabiu.
Ikuoimose said the complainant boarded the vehicle of the accused and along the road, the accused stopped, saying he was no longer going to the complainant’s destination after collecting the fare. “The accused conveyed the complainant from Ikeja to Toll Gate and on getting to Alakuko, the accused with his conductor asked the complainant to come down; that they could not get to the last bus stop. “The complainant asked the accused to either return her money or put her in another bus. She insisted she would not alight from the bus until she collected her money back,” he said.