Mother, son in court over attempted murder

For allegedly beating up their landlady, a mother and son were on Friday brought before an Ikeja Chief Magistrates’ Court in Lagos.

The accused were: Adelakun Adeshile, 38, a businessman and Kudirat Adeshile, 64, a trader, both resident at Aguda, Surulere, in Lagos.

They faced a two-count charge of conspiracy and attempted murder.

The prosecutor, Sgt. Donjor Perezi, told the court that the offences were committed on June 15, at their residence.

Perezi said that a fight ensued between the landlady, Mrs Taiwo Adesina, and his tenants, but rather that settling it with her, the accused chose to fight.

“The accused tried to strangle the woman by tying a wrapper so hard on her neck,’’ he said.

The offences contravened Sections 228 and 409 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2011.

The accused, however, pleaded not guilty to the charge.

The Chief Magistrate, Mrs O.A. Layinka, admitted the accused to bail in the sum of N300,000 each, with two sureties in like sum.

She adjourned the case to July 27, for mention.