Police arraign businesswoman, brother for allegedly beating up pastor’s wife

The police on Friday arraigned a businesswoman and her brother, who allegedly beat up a clergy’s wife and her brother in an Ikeja Magistrates’ Court in Lagos.

The police charged Faith Okoro, 34, and John Okoro, 20, who resides at No. 36, Alaafia St., Shasha, Lagos, with five counts of assault, breach of peace, unlawful entry and conspiracy.

They pleaded not guilty.

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The Prosecution Counsel, Insp. Victor Eruada told the court that the defendants committed the offence on June 19, at No. 37, Alaafia St., Shasha, Lagos.

He said the defendants unlawfully entered the apartment of Pastor Solomon Ogwuche and beat up his wife, Helen and her brother, John during a disagreement.

Eruada alleged that the defendants inflicted severe injuries on the pastor’s wife and her brother.

The offence, he said, contravened the provisions of sections 172, 168, 308, and 411 of the Criminal Laws of Lagos State, 2015.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Section 172 provides a three-year jail term for offenders.

The Chief Magistrate, Mr O.D. Njoku, admitted the defendants to bail in the sum of N50, 000 bails with two sureties each in like sum.

Njoku adjourned the case until July 15, for mention.

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