By Vivian Ibobo
Lagos – A businessman Emmanuel Boniface, who allegedly beat up a woman mercilessly, was on Friday arraigned in an Ikeja Magistrates’ Court, Lagos.
Boniface, 30, who resides at No. 8, Adeshina St., Dyiagbon College Road, Ogba, Lagos, was charged with assault, an offence he pleaded not guilty to.
The Prosecution Counsel, Sgt. Ishola Samuel, told the court that Boniface committed the offence on July 1, at his residence.
Samuel said that the accused assaulted the complainant, Miss Antonia Cosmos, by punching her all over.
The prosecutor told the court that trouble began when Cosmos went to ask the defendant to pay N250, money for soft drinks he bought from her.
Samuel alleged that the complainant was beaten up by the defendant following the confrontation; and as a result, she sustained severe injuries.
The prosecutor said the offence contravened Section 173 of the Criminal Laws of Lagos State, 2015.
News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Section 173 provides a three-year jail term for assault.
Magistrate F.O. Hughes, admitted the accused to bail in the sum of N20, 000 with one surety in like sum; and adjourned the case till Sept. 18.