On Thursday, March 23, an Apapa Chief Magistrates’ Court, as charged a young man Chima Ezeakolam, for beating up his sister, Queen Ezeakolam, over a plate of extra food.
Vanguard reports that Ezeokolam, a resident of Agbe Street, Olodi Apapa, Lagos, is standing trial on a two-count charge of assault and breach of peace.
The prosecutor, Insp Tony Elibeh, told the court that the defendant, who pleaded not guilty, committed the offences on January 28, at their residence. He said Ezeokolam assaulted his sister, by beating her to a pulp after she refused to give him an extra plate of food. He added that efforts by their older siblings to settle the dispute proved abortive as the defendant held the sister and continued to beat her.
The prosecutor said the sister reported the case to the police and the brother was arrested for further questioning, noting that the offences contravened Section 166 and 171 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2011.
Section 171 prescribes three-year jail term for assault, occasioning harm. However, the Chief magistrate, Mr Titus Abolarinwa, had granted bail to the defendant in the sum of N50,000 with one surety in like sum.
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