In Trouble Court arraigns man for assaulting neighbour

Ebere has been charged with the offence of assault, which contravenes Section 171 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2011.

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An Apapa Chief Magistrates' Court, Lagos, has arraigned a man,  Ikechukwu Ebere, 33, for allegedly assaulting his neighbour. 

Ebere, who committed the crime on Wednesday, July 6, 2016 is now facing a charge of assault, according to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN).

The accused reportedly hit the victim with a stick at his residence when they got into an altercation over the Eko Distribution Company bills.

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Insp. Tony Elibeh, who is the prosecutor in the case stated that the offence contravened with Section 171 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2011.

 He said, "The complainant said they were trying to resolve how the bills can be paid without rancour when the accused grew angry and used a wood to hit her and caused her injuries".

Ebere is expected to serve a 3-year prison sentence if found guilty of the offence, NAN reports.

He however pleaded not guilty to the accusation, and has been granted bail in the sum of N50,000 by Senior Magistrate, Mr Titus Abolarinwa.

The case has been adjourned till August 10, 2016, for further hearing.

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