A 25-year-old unemployed man, Kabiru Saka, was on Thursday dragged before an Ikeja Magistrates’ Court in Lagos for allegedly touching a married woman’s breasts.
Saka, a resident of Alagbado, Lagos, is arraigned on three-count charge of assault, indecent act and stealing.
Police prosecutor, Sgt. Dada Wasiu told the court that the accused committed the offence on Monday at Moshalasi Alagbado, Lagos.
He said that the accused unlawfully and indecently assaulted Mrs Faith Ijiogbe by “repeatedly” touching her breasts.
Wasiu said that on the day, the accused had begged the complainant to give him a carton of canned drinks which accidentally fell off a motorcycle when she conveying them to her shop.
“The accused ran to the complainant, demanded for the drink that fell, claiming he wanted to use it as sacrifice to the gods.
“The complainant put the drink that fell down back inside the carton and gave the carton to her husband.
He said that the accused, then, started touching her breasts and when her husband asked him to stop, the accused hit him with weapon which caused him grievous harm.
According to the prosecutor, the complainant’s phone valued at N35, 000 was stolen in the process.
The offences violated Section 134, 173 and 287 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015 (Revised).
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), reports that the Section 134 prescribes two years’ jail term for indecent act while section 287 attracts three years for stealing.
The accused pleaded not guilty to the offences and was granted bail in the sum of N100, 000 with two sureties in like sum.
Magistrate Mrs A.K Dosunmi, ordered that the sureties should be gainfully employed and show evidences of two years tax payment to the Lagos State Government.
The case was adjourned until July 23 for mention.