Family Business Mother, son, in the dock for attempting to murder landlady in Lagos

A mother and her son have been docked for attempting to murder their landlady in Lagos.

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A 64-year-old woman, Kudirat Ashile and her 38-year-old son, Adelekan, have been docked before and Ikeja Chief Magistrates' Court sitting in Lagos State for alleged attempt to murder their landlady, Vanguard reports.

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It was gathered that the mother and son, who both reside in Aguda, Surulere area of the state, are facing a two-count charge of conspiracy and attempted murder.

According to the police prosecutor, Sergeant Donjor Perezi, Ashile and her son had, on June 15, at their residence, engaged the landlady, Taiwo Adesina, in a fight and in the process, beat her up severely and tried to strangle her.

“The accused tried to strangle the woman by tying a wrapper so hard on her neck," Perezi told the court, adding that the offences contravened Sections 228 and 409 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2011.

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When the charges were read to them, the accused pleaded not guilty and the Chief Magistrate, Mrs O.A. Layinka, admitted them to bail in the sum of N300,000 each, with two sureties in like sum, while adjourning the case to July 27, for mention.

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