Legal Nigeria

Okada rider in court for assaulting colleague`s daughter

A commercial motorcyclist, Kamaru Manihouri was on Tuesday arraigned at the Tinubu Magistrates’ Court for assaulting his colleague`s daughter, Rofia Badmus.
Manihouri, who resides at No. 13, Aloba St., Lagos Island is facing a two-count charge of assault and conducting himself in a manner that could breach public peace.
The Police Prosecutor, Sgt. Andohemba Koti said the accused person committed the offence on Aug. 1 at the complainant’s residence at Phase 2, Adeniji Adele area of Lagos Island.
Koti said that the complainant had informed the police on the same day that the accused went to her residence, beat her up, and inflicted injuries on her body.
The prosecutor said that the accused took the action out of annoyance when he discovered that the complainant could not tell him where her father had gone to when he came looking for him.
“He came looking for her father and when the complainant said she could not ascertain his whereabouts and asked him to return later, he took that as rudeness, got furious, slapped her and inflicted injuries on her,’’ he said.
He said that the offence contravened Sections 191 and 166 of the Criminal Laws of Lagos State 2011.
The accused, however, pleaded not guilty to the offences levelled against him.
In his ruling, the presiding Magistrate, Mr L.A Owolabi granted the accused bail in the sum of N40,000 with sureties in like sum and adjourned the case until Aug. 20 for further hearing.