At an Ikeja Magistrates’ Court on Monday, a 26-year-old man, Lucky Aigbogun, who is facing trial for breach of peace and assault appeared before a court judge for allegedly attacking his house caretaker with a hammer at Shola Martins Street, in the Agege area of Lagos state. A police inspector, Essien Ndarake, who is the prosecutor, told the court that the accused committed the offences on June 1 in Agege Area of Lagos, adding that the accused assaulted his caretaker, Morakinyo Sunday, by beating and hitting his head with a hammer.
“The accused beat and hit the complainant’s head with hammer which caused him harm," he said. Ndarake said the complainant went to Aigbogun’s office to demand the rent he owed when the incident happened.
“The complainant approached the accused for his overdue hotel rent, which he refused to pay. “Aigbogun locked the complainant up in a room and beat him, but when he was not satisfied with the beating, he went further to pick hammer and hit Sunday’s head. “The accused later unlocked his door when he saw blood gushing out of the complainant’s head and allowed him to go."
According to Ndarake, the offences contravened Sections 166 and 171 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2011, which attracts three years imprisonment on conviction. The accused, however, pleaded not guilty to the offences.
The Magistrate, E. Kubeinje, granted bail to the accused in the sum of N100, 000 with two sureties in like sum and adjourned the case till June 22 for mention.