Tuesday, March 31

Lagos state woman charged with assault for beating her son

Bilkisu Musa, a 27 year old trader was Brought to trial before the Ikeja Magistrates court on thursday, for beating up her 12 year old son with an electric wire and injuring him on head.


The defendant was charged with an assault by the prosecution counsel, inspector Ishola Samuel Who disclosed that the defendant  committed the offence at her residence on February 29. Further elaborating that, the defendant beat up her 12 year old son because he misplaced her memory card.


The offence, he said, contravened the provisions of Sections 173  of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015 which stipulates a three-year jail term for assault.


The defendant however pleaded not guilty,  as she was admited to bail to the sum of 20,000 naira by the presiding magistrate Folahsade Hughs. She then adjourned the case up untill april 29 for mention.

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