16th March, 2012
The police at Adeniyi Adele Division, Lagos Island, Lagos State, southwest Nigeria, have arrested a driver, Sheriff Agboola, 44, for assault by slapping and calling his employer, Mrs. Morufat Giwa, a prostitute.
He has been arraigned before an Igbosere Magistrate’s Court on a 2-count charge of conduct likely to cause the breach of peace.
The police alleged in their charge sheet that the accused was arrested following a complaint by Mrs. Giwa that her driver on 8 March, 2012 at about 1530 hours at 1, Adams Street, Lagos Island, slapped and called her a prostitute for unjustifiable reasons, which has brought shame and embarrassment to her. Following the complaint, the accused was arrested and taken to the station.
After investigation, he was charged to court for offences, the prosecutor, Inspector Clifford Ogu, claimed contravene Section 44 and 170 of the Criminal Laws of Lagos State of Nigeria, 2011. The two-count charge reads: “That you Sheriff Agboola on the same date, time and place in the Lagos Magisterial District, did assault Mrs. Morufat Giwa by slapping and calling her a prostitute.”
The accused pleaded not guilty to the charges when they were read to him in the open court and the presiding magistrate, Mrs. A. A. Fumobiwo, admitted him to bail in the sum of N50,000 with one surety in like sum. The case has been adjourned till 26 March 2012 for trial.