A 25-year-old unemployed man, Oromidayo Giwa, who allegedly assaulted his 80-year-old grandmother by throwing a punch at her, was on Monday arraigned before a Yaba Chief Magistrate’s Court in Lagos.
The Prosecutor, Sgt. Modupe Olaluwoye, told the court that the accused committed the offence on May 30, at about 4.20 p.m. along Abu Street in Bariga area of the state.
She said that the accused had unlawfully thrown a punch at his grandmother, Mrs Aina Giwa, during an argument.
On that fateful day, the complainant was warning the accused to desist from fighting with neighbours.
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“With annoyance, the accused threw a punch at her and it landed on her back.
“The accused caused serious bodily harm to the complainant, an 80-year-old woman, he would have done worse if the neighbours had not held him down.”
The offence contravened Section 170 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015 (Revised).
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the offence of assault attracts three years’ jail term.
Giwa, who resides at Bariga, however, pleaded not guilty when the charge was read to him.
The Chief Magistrate, Mrs O.J. Oghere granted bail to the accused in the sum of N20, 000 with one surety in like sum as part of the bail conditions.
Oghere said that the surety should be gainfully employed and show evidence of three years tax payment to the Lagos State Government.
The case was adjourned until July 18, for mention.
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Groups criticise Kenya’s census figures
Groups has criticised the released Kenya’s population census figures stating that the results are not accurate.
It found that the total population of the country is now 47.6 million, nine million more than in 2009.
But some regions have experienced a decrease in population.
These outcomes can be hugely controversial because the size of the local population has important implications for the level of government funding they receive.
Kenya’s population is made up of many different ethnic groups, closely aligned to competing political parties.
The government has yet to release all the data on the ethnic composition of the country, but the changes in population in certain regions from this latest census have already caused arguments.
The outcome of such surveys can embolden or weaken claims made by groups for political representation or resources.
In one area of the north-east territories bordering Ethiopia and Somalia, the census indicates a decrease in the population, prompting local political leaders looking to retain funding for their provinces to question the veracity of the survey
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