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Tenant Smashes Caretaker’s Head With Hammer Over Rent

A 26-year-old man, Lucky Aigbogun, appeared in an Ikeja Magistrates’ Court on Monday for allegedly attacking his property’s caretaker with a hammer.

Mr. Aigbogun, a resident of Shola Martins Street, Agege, Lagos, is facing trial for breach of peace and assault.

The prosecutor, Essien Ndarake, a police inspector, told the court that the accused committed the offences on June 1 in Agege Area of Lagos.

He said 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.

Mr. Ndarake said the complainant went to Aigbogun’s office to demand the rent he owed when the incident happened.

He said, “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.’’

Mr. Ndarake said 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.

Mrs. Kubeinje adjourned the case till June 22 for mention.

(NAN/Premium Times)

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