A housewife, Remilekun Adepegba, who allegedly assaulted and beat her 13-year-old  housekeeper to a pulp, was on Wednesday charged before an Ikeja Chief Magistrates’ Court.

The 35-year-old,  who resides at No. 111, Otta Road, Orile-Agege,  is facing a charge of assault.

The  accused offence was committed on April 4 by the residence at her apartment, according to the prosecutor, Insp. Clifford Ogu.

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Ogu said the accused beat up her 13-year-old housekeeper, alleging that she failed to do her duties.

“The woman descended on the girl and beat her until she became unconscious. It was one of the neighbours who intervened and rushed her to the hospital.’’

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The offence contravened Section 170 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015.

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

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The Chief Magistrate, Mrs Taiwo Akanni, in her ruling, granted the accused bail in the sum of N50,000 with one surety in like sum.

According to report, Akanni adjourned the case until May 8 for mention.


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