LAGOS – A trader, Kelechi Uzor, who allegedly beat up a lady over a damaged dress, was on Monday charge before an Oshodi Magistrates’ Court in Lagos.
Uzor, 39, who resides at No. 29, Adeleke, St., Oshodi, Lagos, is facing a two-count charge of breach of peace and assault.
The prosecutor, Cpl. Kehinde Olatunde, told the court that the accused committed the offences on June 20 at Oshodi market.
He said that the accused assaulted one Miss Kehinde Adesanya by beating her over a damaged dress.
“The accused gave the complainant several blows on her face for refusing to pay for a dress.”
Olatunde said that the complainant entered into the shop to buy a gown but doubted if the one she fancied was her size.
“She took permission from the accused to wear the gown, to be sure that it was her size and he agreed.
“The complainant tried on the gown, but it was too tight and in the process of removing it, the gown tore.”
“The trader insisted that the complainant must pay for the damaged gown and when she tried to leave his shop, he pulled her back and dealt her several blows on the face, which caused her some injury.”
The offences, Olatunde said, contravened Sections 166 and 171 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2011.
Uzor pleaded not guilty to the charge.
Section 171 prescribes a three-year jail term for anyone found guilty.
The Magistrate, Mr Akeem Fashola, granted the accused bail in the sum of N50, 000 with one surety in like sum and adjourned the case till July 23, for mention. (NAN)