Motorist beats woman to a pulp for scratching car

A motorist , John Nwakwo , has been arrested by the police for allegedly beating up a woman , Olufunmilayo Oyelade , to a pulp.
Nwakwo reportedly assaulted the victim and dragged her into a gutter until she became unconscious.
The 43 - year -old Oyelade said she also lost other valuables during the assault .
She said , “On September 23 , 2018 , around 1 pm on Akinsanya Street , Balogun bus stop , Iju Ishaga , Lagos, I was coming from a church in my Nissan Serena when I had a minor accident with Mr Nwakwo , which created a small scratch on his Lexus.
“When I got down from my vehicle to assess the damage, Nwakwo came to me , held my clothes , beat me up and pushed me inside a gutter and I became unconscious. I woke up at the hospital and I did not know how I got there . The items lost during the assault were my small purse , which contained N 6 , 400, my iPhone 8 and my bangles worth N 280 ,000 .”
Nwakwo , however , said he was attacked by sympathisers , adding that the victim fell into the gutter when she tried to break from his grip .
He said , “After the accident , her people attacked me , broke my lenses and stole my money . In the course of these , she was asked to go , but I insisted that she should not leave . I held her by the hand and she tried to free herself from my grip when she fell into the gutter .
“I was forced to carry her to a hospital and she was admitted after which I went to a police station to report formally to avoid being attacked by her people in case they followed me to the hospital . During the violence , I never knew that what I did was an offence because people were beating me up .”
The 49 -year - old was arraigned before an Ogba Magistrates ’ Court on Thursday on one count of assault .
The defendant pleaded not guilty to the charge .
The charge read, “ That you, John Nwakwo , on September 23 , 2018, around 1 pm on Akinbayo Street, off Balogun - Iju , in the Ikeja Magisterial District , did unlawfully assault one Mrs Olufunmilayo Oyelade , by beating her with fist blows and also pushed her into a gutter during which she sustained bodily injuries , thereby committing an offence punishable under Section 173 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015. ”
The magistrate , W. A. Salami , granted the defendant bail in the sum of N 50 , 000 with one surety in like sum .
He ordered that the surety must show evidence of tax payment to the state government and address must be verified by the prosecutor .
The magistrate adjourned the case till November 7 , 2018.

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