Court docks man for assaulting lawyer


An Igbosere Magistrate Court has docked one Eloho Ekene, a 45-year-old man, for allegedly assaulting a lawyer and destroying property worth N2.7 million.

The defendant who lives at 147A, Ogunlana drive in Surulere area of Lagos State, appeared before Magistrate Joy Ugbomoiko.

Mr. Ekene is standing trial on a two-count charge of assault and unlawful damage preferred against him by the police.

The prosecutor, ‎Eshiet Eshiet, told the court that the defendant committed the offence on July 2 at about 1 p.m. at 147A Ogunlana drive Surulere Lagos.

He further disclosed that the defendant assaulted one Ben Ibeke by beating him up and also unlawfully damaging chairs, table, books and other equipment valued at N2.7 million, all property of Ben Ibeke &Co.

Mr. Eshiet informed the court that the offences committed are punishable under Sections 170 and 348 of the criminal law of Lagos State 2011.

When the charge was read to the defendant, he pleaded not guilty.

The magistrate granted him bail on self recognition ‎after his lawyer told the court that the defendant lives in the place of the incident and that he should be granted bail on self recognisance.

The prosecutor did not object to the bail application.

Magistrate Ugbomoiko insisted that the defendant must produce documents before the court and his address and documents be verified by the court.

The case was later adjourned till October 17.


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