Man 26, denied option of fine, to spend two months in jail for beating up own mother

By Editor on 12/12/2019

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Victor Phillip, a 26-year-old unemployed man is to spend the next two months at the Kirikiri Correctional Facility for havingthe effrontry to beat up his mother, no thanks to Mrs. S.K. Matepo, of the Ikeja Chief Magistrates’ Court.

The magistrate handed down the sentence on young man Friday without an option of fine, saying: “It will serve as a deterrent to others."

Phillip, who resides at 52, Pius Eje St., Aboru, Ipaja, Lagos, had pleaded guilty to a two-count charge of assault and causing damage.

Earlier, the Prosecutor, Insp. Innocent Odugbo told the court that Phillip committed the offences on Dec. 3, at his residence.

Odugbo said that the defendant had an unresolved argument with his family members and beat them up, including his mother.

“The defendant also beat up his elder brother, Mr Udeme Phillip, who is the complainant in this case.

“He also damaged a cooker valued at N6,000 and a centre table valued at N30,000,” he said.

According to the prosecutor, the offences contravene Sections 57, 171 and 350 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015.

 

 

Source Whirlwindnews.com

Posted on December, 13 2019

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