Woman in court for injuring neighour’s genitals over N100

Woman in court for injuring neighour’s genitals over N100
January 06 05:41 2017

A woman was on Thursday brought before the Surulere Chief Magistrates’ Court for inflicting injuries on a neighour’s genitals over N100 debt.

Bukky Babalola, 38, reportedly committed the offence at No. 7, Atan St., Surulere, Lagos, at about 1:20 a.m. on Dec. 27, 2016.

The Prosecutor, Sgt. Anthonia Osayande, had told the court that the accused, who resides in same compound with the complainant, Segun Atan, had sold N100 worth of local gin, popularly known as ogogoro, to the complainant which he refused to pay.

She said when the accused saw the complainant on her way to the bathroom and demanded for her money, the complainant pushed her and she fell while her towel dropped from her body.

She said, “But when she was able to stand up, she held the man’s genital organ and inflicted injuries on him.

“Atan is yet to recover, but still receiving treatment in a hospital.”

Osayande said that the offence contravened Section 244(a) of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2011.‎

Babalola, who resides at No. 7, Atan St., Surulere, Lagos, pleaded not guilty to a charge of assault.‎

The court granted N100,000 bail to the woman.

The Chief Magistrate, Mrs. Ipaye Nwachukwu, also granted the accused, two sureties in like sum.

Nwachukwu ordered that one of the sureties must be a civil servant who should not be on less than Grade Level 14.‎

She said sureties should also provide evidence of tax payments and their addresses verified.

The case was adjourned to Feb. 28 for mention.