Popular spare parts dealer, one other docked for assaulting housewife

…the spare parts dealer was arraigned on three counts before the Magistrate

A Lagos-based spare parts dealer, Ebube Eddy, aka Bebex, was on Wednesday arraigned before a Lagos Magistrates’ Court sitting in Ogba, for allegedly assaulting a housewife, Omolara James.

37-year-old Eddy was arraigned on three counts before the Magistrate, Mrs O. A. Odubayo, alongside 27-year-old Ali Musa.

The police prosecutor, C. Olagbayi, told the court that the defendants committed the offence on April 20, 2023, at Mercedes Benz Line, Ladipo Market, Mushin, Lagos.

The charge read, “That you, Ebube Eddy and Ali Musa, on April 20 around 8pm at Mercedes Benz Line, Ladipo Market, Mushin Lagos, in the Lagos Magisterial District, did conspire among yourselves to commit felony wit: conduct likely to cause a breach of peace and assault and thereby committing an offence punishable under Section 411 of the criminal law of Lagos State, 2015.

“That you, Ebube Eddy, on the same day, time and place at the aforesaid magisterial district did conduct yourself in a manner to cause a breach of peace by making moves to indecently assault one Omolara James, 26, by wanting to touch her breast and thereby committing an offence punishable under Section 168(d) of the Lagos Criminal Law, 2015.

“That you, Ali Musa, on the same day, time and place at the aforesaid magisterial district did assault one Omolara James by slapping her on her face thereby committing an offence contrary to Section 170 and punishable under Section 172 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015.”

The magistrate, however, granted them bail in the sum of N100,000 with two sureties.

She however ordered that they be remanded in a correctional centre pending when they will meet their bail conditions.

Hearing on case has however been adjourned till May 15, 2023.

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