The police in Lagos have arraigned a 40-year-old housewife, Mrs Maryam Ogedengbe, before an Ikeja Chief Magistrates’ Court for allegedly assaulting her rival, Mrs Kuburat Ogedengbe.
Maryam, who lives at No. 8 Thomas Lane, Agege, Lagos, was said to have beaten up and injured Kuburat over a misunderstanding
The prosecutor, Clifford Ogu, an Assistant Superintendent of Police, said in court on Monday that Maryam assaulted Kuburat by beating her and hitting her head and neck with an object, because of a disagreement between both of them.
According to him, the accused committed the assault around 9pm on November 14, 2018 at their residence.
“The accused and the complainant were having an argument and before the complainant knew what was happening, the accused had picked up an object and hit Kuburat on the head with it,” Ogu stated.
He said the offence contravened Section 172 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015 (revised), adding that the section stipulated a three-year jail term for assault.
The accused pleaded not guilty to the charge.
The Chief Magistrate, Mr J. A. Adegun, granted the accused N50,000 bail with one surety in like sum.
He adjourned the case till December 11 for mention.