By OKOSUN DENNIS
For having the audacity to delay salary, a 19-year-old employee, John Edward, has mercilessly beaten up his employer over delay in the payment of his salary.
The boy who was on Tuesday arraigned in court was accused of assault, conspiracy and malicious damage before an Ikeja Magistrates’ Court.
The Prosecutor, Mr Ishola Samuel, told the court that the accused committed the offences on Sept. 1 at Olusoji Idowu Street, Ilupeju, Lagos.
Samuel said the accused conspired with others still at large and assaulted their employer, Solomon David, over delay in the payment of their salaries.
It was learnt that the accused used dangerous weapons such as iron rod and stick to inflict injuries on the complainant.
In addition to the beating, he was accused with his collaborators of also destroying a telephone handset worth N7,000 and tore their employer’s shirt, valued at N10, 000.
Samuel said that the offences contravened Sections 410, 171 and 337 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2011. The accused pleaded not guilty.
The Magistrate, Miss A .R Onilogbo, granted the accused N50,000 bail with two sureties in like sum. The case was adjourned to November 1, for further hearing.