A man and his girlfriend have been arraigned for allegedly assaulting a female neighbour.
Rasaq Adeshire, 21, a mechanic, and his girlfriend, Yemisi Alayonde, 19 are currently warming their buttocks with the police after Rasaq allegedly bit a neighbour's breast.
The lovers were arraigned at Oshodi Magistrates' Court, Lagos State, where their fate would be decided.
Adeshire and Alayonde, who reside at No. 38, Eyin Street, Mafoluku, Oshodi, Lagos, are being tried for breach of peace, conspiracy and assault.
The Prosecutor, Corporal Kehinde Olatunde, told the court that the accused committed the offences on May 10 at their residence.
He said the accused conspired to assault one Miss Ogechukwu Okwaza by beating and biting her on the breast.
“The accused, who are living together as couple, jointly beat the complainant mercilessly, they also bit her on her breast, thereby inflicting injury on her. The complainant was in the kitchen baking cake when the duo approached her and asked her to remove the cakes from their table.
They ordered her to leave the table she was using to bake her cake but as she was preparing another place to put the cakes, they just poured kerosene on the cakes. Ms Okwaza then insulted them for pouring kerosene on her cakes and they descended on her, beat her up and biting her breast.
Fight ensued and they tore Okwaza’s clothes. When she could not take the beating, after hitting Alayonde with a frying pan, Okwaza shouted for help and two other neighbours came to her rescue,” the prosecutor narrated.
The offences, Olatunde said, contravened sections 166, 171 and 410 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2011.
However, the accused pleaded not guilty to the offences and the magistrate, Mr Akeem Fashola, granted them bail in the sum of N50,000 each with one surety each in like sum.
He then adjourned the case until June 19 for mention.