TICKER: Man arraigned for beating his father

Mr. Lawrence Uagbale, a 30-year-old man was arraigned before an Apapa Magistrate’s Court in Lagos for allegedly beating his father.

Uagbale Samsom, who resides at House 15, B Close, 511 Road, Festac Town, was brought before Magistrate A.K. Shonubi on a three-count charge of intent to commit felony, stealing and assault.
Prosecuting Sergeant Uche Kalu said the accused entered his father’s room around 10am and stole N50, 000. When he was confronted by his father, he pounced on him and beat him up.
Kalu said the offence contravened Sections 306, 285 and 171 of the Criminal Laws of Lagos, 2011.
The accused pleaded not guilty and was granted N50, 000 bail, with two sureties in the like sum.
Mrs. Shonubi adjourned the matter till September 18.
Also, eight persons including four women were yesterday arraigned before Magistrate Shonubi for allegedly smoking and drinking local gin ‘Ogogoro’ in public.
Nkereuwen Akpan, 29, James Patricia, 39, Jenifer John, 27, Salami Kazeem, 37, Festus Opara, 35, Princess Pius, 26, Gold Johnson, 27 and John Idoh, 32, were charged on two counts of misdemeanour and unlawful assembly.
Kalu told the court that on August 14 at 1:20am at Kazuma roundabout, Apapa, the accused unlawfully gathered to smoke and drink the local gin in a manner to cause fear and panic in the neighbourhood.
Kalu said their offence contravened Sections 409 and 44(1) of the Criminal Laws of Lagos, 2011.
The accused pleaded not guilty and were granted N20,000 bail with one surety in the like sum each. The Magistrate adjourned the matter till September 17.

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