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Rent Palava Tenant in court for breaking house caretaker's head

A tenant has been charged to court for allegedly smashing a house caretaker's head with an hammer.

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A 26-year-old man, Lucky Aigbogun, has been arraigned before an Ikeja Magistrates' Court sitting in Lagos State, for allegedly breaking the head of the caretaker of his rented house after the man tried to forcefully eject him over an arrears of house rent.

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It was gathered that Aigbogun used a hammer to attack the caretaker whose name was given as Morakinyo Sunday, and smashed his head at the house located on Shola Martins Street, in the Agege area of the state.

The police prosecutor handling the case, Ndarake Essien, told the court that the accused who is facing trial for breach of peace and assault, committed the offences on June 1, by beating and hitting Sunday's head with a hammer.

“The accused beat and hit the complainant’s head with hammer which caused him harm," he said.

Ndarake added that complainant went to Aigbogun’s office to demand the rent he owed when the incident happened.

“The complainant approached the accused for his overdue rent, which he refused to pay. Aigbogun then locked the complainant up in a room and beat him, but when he was not satisfied with the beating, he went further to pick hammer and hit Sunday’s head.

The accused later unlocked his door when he saw blood gushing out of the complainant’s head and allowed him to go."

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When the charges were read to the accused, he pleaded not guilty and the Magistrate, E. Kubeinje, granted him bail in the sum of N100, 000, with two sureties in like sum and adjourned the case till June 22 for mention.

The offences contravenes Sections 166 and 171 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2011, which attracts three years imprisonment on conviction.

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