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Mother, daughter beat up landlady after turning apartment to worship centre


A woman and her daughter have been arraigned before the Ikeja Magistrates Court seating in Lagos State for allegedly assaulting their landlady.

Rosemary Adejesu, 38, who is a trader and her daughter, Onyinyechi, 18, residing in Ogba are now facing charges of conspiracy, breach of peace and assault, after attacking their Landlady identified as Mrs Christiana Ogundare for questioning their activities in her compound.

The Prosecutor, Insp. George Nwosu disclosed to the court that the accused converted their residence to a worship centre without the landlady’s permission, disturbing other tenants whenever services were conducted on Friday nights and on Sundays.

After the tenants reported the issue to the Landlady, she came to the residence to warn the accused to seize the services but they refused.

The landlady was then forced to invite the police to intervene in the situation but as soon as the officers left, the accused and her daughter reportedly attacked the complainant. The incident reportedly took place on August 24 at their residence.
The accused pleaded not guilty to the charges levelled against her.

The presiding Magistrate, Mr A.A. Adesanya, granted each of the accused bails in the sum of N50, 000 with two sureties each in like sum before adjourning the case to Sept. 19 for mention.

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