Lagos – A 52-year-old woman, Bunmi Akinyemi, who allegedly assaulted her brother’s wife, Ireti Obembe by beating her to a pulp, on Thursday appeared before an Ikeja Magistrates’ Court.

Akinyemi, a resident of Ayobo area of Lagos, is standing trial on a one-count charge of assault.

The prosecutor, Insp. Raji Akeem, told the court that the accused committed the offence on June 21 at Power Line, Ajasa Command, Lagos.

Domestic Violence

Akeem said that the accused assaulted the complainant by beating her to a pulp.

The prosecutor alleged that Obembe said the fight started as a result of an argument which ensued between her and the accused.

“The complainant said that she was at her shop when her sister-in-law dragged her out of the shop and started beating her.

“She said that the accused claimed she was beating her for taking her brother to court, instead of settling the dispute between them amicably.

“Obembe who was very angry about what her sister-in-law had done, reported the matter to the police and the accused was later arrested, “Akeem said.

The offence contravened Section 173 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015 (Revised)

The accused, however, pleaded not guilty to the charge.

Section 173 prescribes three-year jail term for assault occasioning harm.

The Magistrate, Mr T.O Shomade granted the accused bail in the sum N10,000 with one surety in like sum.

The case was adjourned till July 31, for mention. (NAN)


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