A blind man and his wife, have been arraigned before a Lagos Magistrate Court for allegedly assaulting a woman with a wooden plank and in the process allegedly inflicted injury on her mouth.
The blind man, Jide Emordi, 53 and his wife Chiddinma Emordi, 33, according to the police were said to have attacked Christiana Sodiq and injured her. The police also accused the blind man’s wife of stealing the complainant’s Samsung Galaxy 35 2017 model phone valued at N125,000
A police source said that the arrest of the couple was ordered by the Female Divisional Police Officer, DPO in charge of Ilasan Division, Lekki, Lagos, SP Onyinye Onwuamegbu following a complaint by Sodig.
The couple were charged before an Igbosere Magistrate Court, Lagos on a two-count charge of felony to wit, unlawful assault occasioning injury and stealing. Police prosecutor, Ajaga Agboko informed the Court in charge No E/57/2017 that the couple committed the alleged offense on 30 November, 2017 on Abioro Street, Elegushi, Lekki, Lagos where they lived with the complainant.
Agboko told the court presided over by Magistrate K.S Abdulsalam that the complainant reported to the police that she was inspecting her brother’s building project and taking pictures of the structures to send the pictures to her brother abroad when the couple suddenly attacked her with a wooden plank and injured her in her mouth claiming that she was taking their pictures.