2 property agents docked for allegedly beating up landlord’s son
The police in Lagos State on Thursday docked two men before an Ikorodu Magistrates’ Court for allegedly beating up landlord’s son.
The two men, Terrence Abolo, 42 and Precious Abolo, 37, who reside in Ori-Okuta area of Ikorodu, are facing a two-count charge of assault and breach of peace.
The defendants, however, pleaded not guilty to the charges.
The Prosecution Counsel, Insp. Adegeshin Famuyiwa, told the court that the defendants committed the offences at Efunlaroja Street, Ori-Okuta in Ikorodu area of Lagos.
Famuyiwa alleged that the defendants assaulted the landlord’s son, one Shotuminu Abayomi, by landing punches to his face as a result of which he sustained injuries.
The prosecutor said the landlord had allegedly consulted the agents to sell the house.
Famuyiwa said, on getting to the house, the agents allegedly conducted themselves in a manner likely to cause breach of peace by locking the entrance to the house.
She said that Abayomi, who was in the house when the agents called, challenged the agents’ authority.
Famuyiwa said that in the ensuing argument, the agents allegedly beat up Abayomi and was overwhelmed to sit on the floor.
She said that the offences contravened the provisions of sections 168 and 173 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State 2015.
The Magistrate, Mr A. O. Ogbe, admitted the defendants to bail in the sum of N100,000 each with two sureties each in like sum.
Ogbe adjourned the case until Aug. 4 for trial.