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Lagos Landlord Beaten To Pulp For Stopping A Crazy Man From Murdering His Sister

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A 29-year-old man identified as Sunday Ugah, has been arrested and brought before an Ikeja Magistrate Court for beating a Landlord, identified as Musiliu Lawal, who tried to prevent him from killing his sister to pulp, in the Agege area of Lagos.

Ugah, who was brought before the court on Tuesday, is unemployed and resides at Iju-Ifako in Lagos, he is facing charges of breach of the peace, willful damage to property and assault.

According to (NAN) report, the prosecutor, Yomi Egunjobi told the court that the accused committed the offences on September 7 at Agege in Lagos.

He said the accused assaulted a landlord, Mr. Musiliu Lawal, by tearing his clothes and beating him until he became unconscious.

Egunjobi said the complainant was beaten because he intervened when the accused wanted to kill his sister.

In his words: “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.”

The offences contravened Sections 166, 171 and 348 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2011.

Section 171 and 348 provide a three-year imprisonment for offenders.

The accused pleaded innocence of the offences and was granted bail in the sum of N100,000 with two sureties in like sum.

The Magistrate, Mrs M.O. Oshibajo, adjourned the case to Nov. 29 for mention


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