A 29-year-old man has been arrested for beating his landlord to coma because he stopped him from killing his sister in Lagos State.
The suspect identified as Sunday Ugah who resides at Iju-Ifako area of the state on Tuesday appeared before an Ikeja Magistrates’ Court on charges bothering on breach of the peace, willful damage to property and assault.
Ugah pleaded not guilty to the charges.
The prosecutor, Sgt. Yomi Egunjobi told the court that the accused committed the offences on September 7 at Agege.
He said the accused assaulted a landlord, Mr. Musiliu Lawal, by tearing his clothes and beating him until he became unconscious because he interrupted him while he was attempting to kill his sister.
He said: “The accused went to his elder sister’s shop to ask for N2,000 but his sister refused; he descended on her and dealt her several blows on the face and body.
“When he was not satisfied with the beating, he picked a broken bottle threatening to stab her to death if the money was not given to him.
“The sister took to her heels and ran into the complainant’s house for her dear life, but the accused pursued her.
“When the complainant saw the accused was running towards his building with a bottle, he locked the entrance door to prevent him from entering.
“When the accused got to the door and discovered that it was locked, he damaged the door and broke into the house but could not find his sister.
“He approached the complainant, tore his clothes to pieces and beat him up until the complainant was unconscious.”
According to the prosecutor, the offences contravened Sections 166, 171 and 348 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2011 and Section 171 and 348 provide a three-year imprisonment for offenders.
The accused was granted bail in the sum of N100,000 with two sureties in like sum and the Magistrate, Mrs M.O. Oshibajo, adjourned the case to November 29 for mention.