Man Who Beat Up Trader At Ijora, Then Went Nude Arrested For Constituting Public Nuisance

A 30-year-old man, Raphael Adeyemi, was, on Wednesday,
arraigned in an Apapa Magistrates’ Court, Lagos State, for allegedly exposing
his nakedness to children in a public place. Adeyemi, is facing a five-count
charge of assault, damaging property, causing breach of public peace,
resistance to arrest and acting in a manner that could corrupt children.
The prosecutor, Corporal Friday Inedu, told the court that
the accused committed the offences on July 23 at 2.30 p.m. at Adeyemi Street,
Ijora-Badia, Apapa. Inedu said that the accused undressed and exposed his naked
body in the presence of children, thereby acting in a manner that could corrupt
the public.

He said that Adeyemi also assaulted a female trader, Kafilat
Saliu, by beating her and throwing her goods into the gutter.
“The accused removed his clothes and stripped himself
naked in a public place, while children around the scene were watching and
clapping for him.
“This act by Adeyemi could cause breach of public peace
and corrupt the children watching him,” he said.
The prosecutor further said that the accused resisted arrest
and threatened to throw faeces at policemen who were invited to apprehend him.
Inedu said that the offences committed by the accused
contravened sections 170, 337, 166, 117 and 134 of the Criminal Law of Lagos
State, 2011.
The accused, however, pleaded not guilty to all the charges
preferred against him.
The Magistrate, Mr M. Etti, granted the accused bail in the
sum of N50,000 with two sureties in like sum and adjourned the case till August
28 for further hearing.

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