Civil Servant Arraigned For Assaulting Creditor over 4,000 Naira Debt.
A civil servant, Aremu Balogun, on Wednesday appeared in an Ikeja Chief Magistrates ’ Court for allegedly beating up his creditor.
Balogun, 49 , who resides at No . 9 , Adealu St . , Dopemu , Lagos State , is charged with conspiracy , assault and stealing.
He pleaded not guilty.
The Prosecution Counsel, Inspector Victor Eruada told the court that Balogun committed the offence on September 28 , at Adebambo Junction, Off Adealu St . , Dopemu , Lagos State.
Eruada alleged that the defendant beat up the complainant, Mr Emmanuel Ogunji when he asked him to pay the N 4 ,000, for the drinks he bought from him.
He also alleged that the defendant stole Ogunji’ s wristwatch , necklace, gold ring all valued at N 58, 230.
The offence , he said , contravened the provisions of sections 411, 173 and 287 of the Criminal Laws of Lagos State , 2015. Section 173 provides a three-year jail term for assault while Section 287 prescribes three years imprisonment for stealing.
Chief Magistrate M. I . Dan-Oni admitted the defendant to bail in the sum of N 300, 000 with two sureties in like sum.
Dan-Oni adjourned the case until November 20 for hearing.
Source: News Agency of Nigeria (NAN)