An Ogudu Magistrates’ Court in Lagos on Tuesday sentenced a member of an ‘Omonile’ group to 3 months imprisonment for conspiring to beat up a site worker because he refused to give them money.
Adetona Lekan (37), whose address is unknown, was found guilty of assault occasioning harm.
He was arraigned before the Magistrate, Mrs. O. Sule-Amzat, on a one-count charge.
The prosecutor, Sgt. Ihiehie Lucky had earlier told the court that Adetona and others now at large, committed the offence on Aug.10, at a building site on Anobi St. Alapere, Ketu, Lagos State.
He said the incident was reported by the complainant, a site worker, on the same day.
“The complainant, a welder, had on that day went to meet some of his friends at a site on Anobi St., where they were to carry out some construction work.
“On getting there, he didn’t meet them and as he turned to return to his shop, a group of 3 young men led by the accused attacked him.
“They beat him to a pulp as they demanding money from him, thinking he was the site engineer,” Ihiehie said.
The prosecutor told the court that these ‘Omonile’ boys go about terrorising people over their property and trying to claim money for ridiculous reasons.
The convict was unlucky and was arrested by the police with the help of people around, who knew his whereabouts, Ihiehie said.