Tuesday, 5 January 2016

Three Brothers Arrested For Beating Pregnant Woman To Coma

The police has arrested and arraigned three brothers who connived to brutally assaulting a heavily pregnant woman.
Three brothers have been arraigned in court for allegedly assaulting a pregnant woman.
The brothers were remanded by an Ikeja Magistrates’ court on Tuesday, December 5 for beating a pregnant woman to coma.

Daily Post reports that a tailor, Yusuf Oloyede, 25, an artisan, Ganiyu Oloyede, 18, and a designer, Riliwan Oloyede, 28, conspired to assault a pregnant neighbour, Mrs Maria John, by beating her up.

The trio residing at 7, Church street, Obawole, Ogba, Lagos, were arraigned on two-count charge of conspiracy and assault.
Micheal Unah, the prosecutor, told the court that the accused committed the offences on Saturday, January 2 at 8, Church street, Obawole, Ogba, Lagos, where the woman lives.
“The accused beat up their neighbour not minding her condition,’’ the prosecutor said.
Unah said that the pregnant woman’s husband reported the case to the police. According to him, “The complainant’s children were digging sand to fill the front of their house and the accused asked them to stop but they refused.
“The accused went to pick cutlasses and was chasing the complainant’s children to machete them following which the complainant rushed to the station to report the matter.
“While at the station, he received a call from his daughter that the accused persons have descended on his pregnant wife and beaten her into coma.
“He rushed home to meet his wife in coma, stained with blood all over her body, she was rushed to the hospital and she delivered on Jan. 4 through Caesarean section.’’

The prosecutor added that the offences contravened section 171 of the Criminal Law of Lagos state, 2011.
The Magistrate, Mrs Gbajumo, remanded the brothers at the police station and adjourned the case till Wednesday,  January 6 for mention.
According to the prosecutor, if the trio are convicted, they will be looking at spending two years behind bars.

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