Woman Arraigned For Assaulting Housemaid With Knife


A woman, Amaka Oranwe, has been arraigned before an Ikeja Magistrates’ Court for allegedly assaulting her housemaid, Ifesinachi Ibekwe.

The 25-year-old defendant attacked the victim, 13, with a knife on July 3, 2018, at their residence in the Mushin area of Lagos.

Police prosecutor, O. Benson, told the court that Ibekwe sustained serious injuries on his two hands over the incident.

He said the crime, which amounts to two count-charge of assault and inflicting injuries on another person, are contrary to and punishable under Sections 170, 171 and 173 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State 2015.

Oranwe, pleaded “not guilty” to the charges.

O. Sule Amzat, the presiding Magistrate, granted the suspect N20,000 bail with one surety. She adjourned the matter until November 20, 2018.

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