DAUGHTERS BEAT DAD FOR DATING LATE MUM’S FRIEND

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It was drama on Tuesday at an Apapa Magistrates’ Court in Lagos as two siblings were arraigned for assaulting their father because he was dating their late mother’s friend.

The suspects, Flora Ogidinta, 36, and Chiedoziem Ogidinta, 29, residents of Flat 18, Block 3, E-Close in 401 Road, Festac Town, Lagos State, are facing a three-count charge of conspiracy, attempt to murder and threatening violence.

They allegedly beat their father, Mr. Ihiomah Ogidinta of the same address on April 1, 2015, and tied rope on his neck(file image).

The prosecutor, ASP Soji Ojaokomo, told the court that the accused confessed that they allegedly meted out the punishment on their father because he was having an affair with their late mother’s friend.

“The complainant said his children threatened to do worse things to him the next time he brings the woman home,” Ojaokomo said.

Ojaokomo said that the offences contravened sections 56, 228 and 409 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2011.

However, the accused pleaded not guilty to the charges preferred against them.

The Senior Magistrate, Mr. Patrick Adekomaiya, granted them bail in the sum of N50,000 with two sureties in like sum and adjourned the case till May 21 for mention.

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