A 34-year-old woman, Nosimot Alalade, has been arraigned before an Abeokuta Magistrate Court in Isabo for allegedly assaulting a staffer of the Ibadan Electricity Distribution Company (IBEDC), Silas Olaleye, and causing him permanent injury by pushing him down from a ladder while on duty.
Ms Alalade, who resides at No. 5, Amadiya Street, Olomore area of Abeokuta, is facing a three-count charge of assault, conduct likely to cause breach of public peace, and endangering the life of the complainant.
The prosecuting officer, Olaide Rawlings, stated that the defendant committed the offences on 12 April at around 1 p.m. in Olomore area of Abeokuta. Mr Rawlings further explained that the incident occurred when the complainant and his team asked for the defendant’s bill and, unable to produce it, they proceeded to disconnect her electricity.
Out of anger, the defendant allegedly pushed the ladder, causing the complainant to fall and sustain an open injury on his right leg.
The defendant pleaded not guilty to the charges, and the case has been adjourned till 28 April for trial, with bail granted at N100,000 and one surety in like sum. The offences contravene Sections 338, 343, 355, and 249 of the Criminal Code, Laws of Ogun State, 2006.