Man Beats Landlord To PULP For Stopping Him From Killing Sister

Physinews: A Lagos landlord was beaten to a coma by one
Sunday Ugah for preventing him from
committing murder.
The 29-year-old Ugah was on Tuesday
brought before an Ikeja Magistrates’ Court.

Ugah, who is unemployed and resides at Iju-
Ifako area of Lagos in Nigeria, is facing charges of breach
of the peace, willful damage to property and
assault.

The prosecutor, Sgt. Yomi Egunjobi told the
court that the accused committed the offences
on Sept.7 at Agege, a Lagos suburb.

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.

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.”

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
(NAN)