Three workers docked for alleged assault

Lagos – Three employees of Durapak Company in Ikeja, Lagos, were on Thursday arraigned at an Ikeja Chief Magistrates’ Court for allegedly beating their co-workers.

The accused – Hassan Mohammed, 25, Sam Vincent, 21, and Benjamin Odey, 24, are facing two-count charge of conspiracy and assault.

Mohammed resides at No. 48, Fagbohun St. Ajuwon, Lagos, while Vincent lives at No. 13, Tijani St. off Oniwaya Rd. Agege, Lagos.

Odey lives at No. 5, Babatunde St., Capitol Road, Agege, Lagos.

The Prosecutor, Sgt. Joseph Ajebe, said that the offences were committed at the company’s premises at Awosika Street Industrial Estate, Ikeja, Lagos, on Nov. 19 at 7.25a.m.

Ajebe said that trouble started when some management staff of the company decided to explain why the workers’ salaries and bonuses were slashed.[pro_ad_display_adzone id=”70560″]

“ The accused threw caution to the wind by hitting one Wang Guang Wei on the leg with iron bars which caused the leg to be fractured.

“They also assaulted one Han Jian Hua by punching him repeatedly on the neck and caused him serious bodily injuries,’’ he said.

He said that the offences contravened Sections 171 and 409 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2011.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Section 171 prescribes three-year jail term for anyone found liable of assault.

The accused, however, pleaded innocence of the offences.

The Chief Magistrate, Mr Alexander Komolafe, granted the accused bail in the sum of N50, 000 with two sureties in like sum.

Komolafe adjourned the case to Dec. 14 for hearing. (NAN)

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