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Police arraign tenant for allegedly beating up landlady

"After beating her to his satisfaction, he went further to carry a stick and destroy the complainant's room glass window," he said.

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If you do the crime, do the time

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The Police on Monday in Lagos arraigned a 40-year-old tenant, Sunday Ibrahim, who allegedly beat up his 65-year-old landlady.

Ibrahim, who resides at No. 4, John St., Alagbado, Lagos, is being tried at an Ikeja Magistrates' Court for breach of peace, assault and damage.

The Prosecutor, Insp. Clement Okuoimose, told the court that the accused assaulted his landlady, one Mrs Olawunmi Adejumo, by beating her up.

"The accused beat up the complainant, injuring her eyes and mouth," he said.

Okuoimose said that the accused, who just moved into the house, was in the habit of using water that had offensive odour to wet the passage every morning.

"Since the day the accused moved into the house, he has been sprinkling water that has very bad odour in the passage for no just cause.

"On that fateful day, the complainant, who was confused as to what the sprinkling of water meant, decided to stop him from performing his usual routine.

"When the complainant prevented him from sprinkling water on the passage floor, the accused rushed to lock the entrance door to prevent other tenants from coming to her rescue as he descended on her," he said.

The prosecutor alleged that the accused pummelled the landlady with a plank and maliciously damaged the complainant's window glass.

"After beating her to his satisfaction, he went further to carry a stick and destroy the complainant's room glass window," he said.

According to the prosecutor, the offences contravene Sections 166, 171 and 384 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2011.

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

The Magistrate , Mr O.A Aka-Bashorun, granted him bail in the sum of N50,000 with two sureties in like sum.

He adjourned the case to Feb.16 for mention.

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