Father, son, docked over alleged assault of IKEDC official, get N100,000 bail

IKEDC: ikeja electricA 50-year-old, Samuel Abilagbo and his 20-year-old son, Moses, were on Thursday docked at an Ikorodu Magistrates’ Court for allegedly assaulting an official of Ikeja Electricity Distribution Company (IKEDC).

The duo, who resides at No.2, Mount Sinai St., Agbede, Ikorodu, pleaded not guilty to the two-count charge of breach of peace and assault brought against them.

Police Sgt. Mary Ajiteru, the prosecutor, told the court that the accused battered the official, Mr Ogbeke Harrison while trying to disconnect the power supply to their house.

“While the complainant wanted to disconnect electricity supply to their house, he was brutalised with stones and stick which left him with a permanent scar on his head.”

The offence contravened Sections 168 (d) and 172 (d) of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015 (Revised).

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the sections stipulate three months and one-year jail terms respectively.

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The Magistrate, Mr W. B. Balogun, however, granted each of them a bail of N100,000 with two sureties each, who should have
paid employment with reputable organisations.

In addition, the sureties must show evidence of tax payment to the Lagos State Government.

Balogun adjourned the case until July 12.