Woman Arrested For Battering Female Lawyer In Public

Posted on September 8, 2021

CYRIACUS IZUEKWE

A 40-year old woman, Mrs. Ugomma Kalu, has been arrested in Lagos State after she attacked and battered a female lawyer, Barrister Helen Ibeji, in public.

P.M.EXPRESS reports that the incident happened at Ogunfowora Estate in Abaranje area of Ikotun, Lagos, where they reside.

The woman, Ugomma, was arrested by the Police at Ikotun Division led by the DPO, CSP Johnson Adagba and subsequently charged before the Ejigbo Magistrates Court for assault and spreading false rumour against Barr. Ibeji.

Apart from attacking Barr. Ibeji, she was said to have embarrassed the Police who went with the female lawyer to invite her to the Police Station over her conduct. She alleged that she could not find the money she kept in her house whereas the Police and Barr. Ibeji did not enter her house.

The suspect, Mrs. Ugomma Kalu, was said to have accosted Ibeji on the road and accused her of using her phone to record her conduct, which Ibeji denied.

She reportedly attacked her, removed her wing and eye glasses and smashed it on the floor before Barr. Ibeji was rescued by their neighbours.

The conduct landed her in trouble because she was charged before the Court and she pleaded not guilty.

The prosecutor, Inspector Simeon Njue, asked the Court to give a date for hearing to enable the Police to prove she actually committed the alleged offence since she pleaded not guilty.

The Presiding Magistrate, Mrs. A.S. Okubule, granted her bail in the sum of N300,000 with two sureties in like sum who must show evidence of tax payment.

She was remanded in custody pending when she will perfect her bail conditions while the matter was adjourned till 19th October, 2021, for mention.

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