Too much of anger! A Lagos landlord was beaten to coma by one Sunday Ugah for preventing him from committing murder.
The 29-year-old unemployed Ugah living at Iju-Ifako area of Lagos was on Tuesday brought before an Ikeja Magistrates’ Court.
According to prosecutor, Sgt. Yomi Egunjobi, the accused committed the offences on September 7 at Agege, a Lagos suburb. The accused assaulted a landlord, Mr. Musiliu Lawal, by tearing his clothes and beating him until he became unconscious.
Sergeant 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 (Landlord), tore his clothes 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.
Funny enough, the accused Ugah pleaded not guilty.
He 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 November 29 for trial.