11th February, 2016
For allegedly fondling a woman’s breast, a 31-year-old man, Yusuf Akpata, was on Thursday brought before an Ejigbo Magistrates’ Court in Lagos.
The accused, who lives at No. 57, Iduaro Compound, Idimu, a Lagos suburb, is facing a two-count charge of assault and battery.
The Prosecutor, Insp. Oluwafemi Adeleye, had told the court that the accused committed the offences on Feb. 7 at about 5.00 p.m. at No. 57, Iduaro Compound, Idimu, Lagos.
He said the accused sexually assaulted his neighbor, Elustus, 25, by touching her breast without her consent.
“The accused injured her when he swiped her incisors while she was trying to resist him.’’
The offences contravened Sections 171 and 261of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2011.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Section 171 provides a three-year jail term for serious assault, while Section 261 also prescribes three years for sexual assault.
Ruling on the bail application of the accused, the Magistrate, Mr A. A. Fashola, granted the man bail in the sum of N50, 000 with a surety in like sum.
Further hearing in the case has been fixed for March 7.