Technician in court for allegedly beating up his girlfriend



 A 29-year-old phone technician, John Jeremiah, on Friday appeared a Chief Magistrate’s Court for allegedly beating up his girlfriend and breaking her leg.

The police charged Jeremiah, with assault occasioning grievous harm.

He pleaded guilty to the offense.

The prosecution counsel, ASP Ben Ekundayo, told the Court the defendant committed the offence on March 9, at midnight at Two Crown Inn Hotel, Beecroft Street Victoria Island, Lagos.

He said the defendant lodged the hotel with his girlfriend, Miss Helen Felix, and at about midnight the two had an altercation.

Ekundayo added the defendant beat her up and threw her across the floor  and broke her leg.

The offence, he said, contravened the provisions of Section 245 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015.

Chief Magistrate O.O. Oshin admitted the defendant to bail the sum of 50,000 with surety in like sum.

Oshin adjourned the case until March 20 for mention. (NAN)