- A landlord, Bassey Wilson, has been sent to court for flogging a tenant
- His act resulted in bruises all over her body and the matter was reported to the police
- The accused was however arrested, but he pleaded not guilty to the offense
A 51-year old landlord, Bassey Wilson, has been arraigned before an Ikeja Magistrates’ Court in Lagos for allegedly flogging a married woman with a belt.
According to Nigeriafilms.com, the accused allegedly committed the offense on July 7, 2018 at his residence.
The suspect is a businessman, who resides at Ahmadiyya, Meiran, a suburb of Lagos, in Nigeria.
Shedding light on the case, the prosecutor, Sgt Godwin Awase, told the court that the accused assaulted Victoria Obioha, his tenant, by flogging her with the belt which resulted in some bruises on her body.
He went on to say that “the complainant washed and spread her husband’s police uniform and belt on a clothesline.
The accused removed the clothes where the complainant hung them and seized them because there was an argument over where the clothes were spread.
The complainant ran after him in order to retrieve the uniform and belt before entering his apartment.
But the accused turned on her and used her husband ’s belt to flog her several times all over her body, resulting in injuries. The uniform and belt are still with the accused. The case was reported and the accused was arrested,” the prosecutor said.
The offense, he said, contravened Section 173 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the section prescribes three years jail term for assault.
The accused, however, pleaded not guilty and the Magistrate, F.F. George, granted him bail on self-recognition.
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