Police nab 3 kidnappers, rescue 4 victims in Kogi

policeA trader, Tope

Akinside, on Friday,

appeared in an Ikeja

Magistrates’ Court,

Lagos, for allegedly

beating up and bathing

her neighbour with


Akinside, 36, who

resides at No 14, Unity

Street, Oke-Odo, Lagos,

was arraigned on a two-
count charge of breach of

peace and assault.

The Prosecutor,

Inspector George Nwosu,

who told the court that

the defendant committed

the offences on February

29 at her residence,

adduced that Akinside

unlawfully assaulted her

neighbor, Adunenke.

“The accused

poured excreta on the

complainant’s face

and body,’’ he said,

after beating up the

complainant’s son for

playing in their shared


“The complainant

went to meet the accused

where she was washing

excrete from her baby’s

napkin to know why she

beat her son.

“An argument ensued

between them and the

accused gave her a slap,

lifted her up and threw

her on the ground, she

started punches her

all over her body. She

went further to carry the

faeces she had already

separated from her

baby’s napkin and bathe

the complainant with it.

“The accused was still

not satisfied, she broke a

bottle and wanted to stab

the complainant but for

the quick intervention of

neighbour’s who came to

rescue the complainant,”

he said and noted that

both have been having

grudges over the

defendant’s refusal to pay

her electricity and waste


The offences, Nwosu

said, contravened

Sections 166 and 171

of the Criminal Law of

Lagos State, 2011, which

attracts three years jail

term on conviction.

Akinside pleaded

innocence of the offences

and was granted bail in

the sum of N100,000 with

two sureties in like sum.

The Magistrate, Mr A.A

Adesanya, adjourned

the case till April 11 for


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