A landlord, Segun Oye, who allegedly assaulted a female tenant, Uche Elodinmuo, has appeared before a Surulere Magistrates’ Court in Lagos.
The accused, 49, who lives on 4, Ayo Davies Close, off Ekololu Street, Lagos, is facing a two-count charge of assault.
Prosecuting Inspector Gabriel Ekundayo said the accused committed the offence at the same address at about 8.45pm on April 19.
Ekundayo said Elodinmuo reported the incident at Orile-Iganmu Police Station.
“The accused came and assaulted her in front of her room when she complained about her missing fuel in the compound.
“Other co-tenants have been complaining about missing fuel too, suspecting the gateman may be stealing the fuel to fill the landlord’s generator.
“The landlord slapped the woman several times and also dragged her on the floor… she sustained bruises on her face and back.’’
The offence contravened Sections 348 and 409 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State 2011.
The accused pleaded not guilty.
Chief Magistrate M.I. Dan-Oni granted Oye N50,000 bail, with one surety in the like sum.
Further hearing has been fixed for May 11.