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Motorcyclist pleads guilty to assault, remanded in prison for sentence

After pleading guilty to a charge of assault, 20-year-old commercial motorcyclist, Jeremiah Olasupo, was on Wednesday remanded in prison on the orders of an Ikeja Chief Magistrates’ Court.
The Magistrate, Mrs Y.O. Ekogbulu, said the accused should be kept in Kirikiri Prison pending sentence.
Olasupo had admitted beating up a man for reporting him to the police over allegation of attempted rape of the complainant’s salesgirls.

The accused was arraigned on three-count charge of breach of peace, assault and attempted rape.

Earlier, the Prosecutor, Insp. Clement Okuoimose, told the court that the accused committed the offences on Sept. 19 at Adeyemi Street, Bolade, Oshodi, Lagos.

Okuoimose said the accused with another man still at large conducted themselves in a manner likely to cause a breach of the peace at Oshodi.

“The accused and his accomplice attempted to pull down the door of Adewale Salami’s house in an attempt to rape his sale
The accused went to the house the complainant rented for his two salesgirls at 2.00 a.m. and was banging the door, commanding the girls to open.

When the girls refused to open the door, the accused was trying to pull down the gate in order to gain entry and the girls started shouting while the accused left.

The offences contravened Sections 173, 262 and 411 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015.

Newsmen  from Vanguard report that Section 262 prescribes a 14-year jail term for attempted rape. The accused, who pleaded guilty to the charge, asked for mercy. The Magistrate, however, fixed Oct. 6 for sentence/

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