An aggrieved lover, Rashidat Iyabo and her friend, Jumoke Olawe, have been charged for allegedly beating up her ex-lover, Sunday Dauda.
Iyabo, 20 and Olawe who are traders were on Thursday, August 21, arraigned at the Ebute Meta Chief Magistrates’ Court in Lagos state on a two-count charge bordering on serious assault and conspiracy.
When the charge was read to them by the Magistrate, the accused pleaded not guilty to the crime.
The prosecutor, Inspector Emmanuel Silas, had earlier told the court that the offences were committed on August 19, at Sawmill area in Ebute Meta.
Silas said: “Iyabo solicited the help of her friend, Olawe, to help to beat up Dauda for breaking up with her.
“They accosted the complainant on his way home where they beat him and stabbed him on his body and head thereby causing Dauda serious bodily harm.
“Iyabo didn’t like the idea that Dauda broke up with her and therefore, set out to teach him a lesson.”
He said the offences contravened sections 172 and 409 of the Criminal Laws of Lagos state, 2011.
The Magistrate, Fowowe-Erusiafe, admitted the accused to bail in the sum of N50, 000 each with two sureties each in like sum and adjourned to October 9 for trial.
In a related development, the Lagos state government has indicated its commitment to ensuring the total eradication of sexual and gender-based violence in the state. By this move, the government hopes to reduce the prevalent of sex related crime in the state.