A 26-year-old man, Lucky Aigbogun, has been accused of smashing his caretaker’s head with a hammer during an argument over outstanding rent.
The accused denied it on Monday, when docked by the police.
Aigbogun, a resident of Shola Martins Street, Agege, is facing trial for breach of peace and assault before an Ikeja magistrates’ court.
The prosecutor, Essien Ndarake, told the court that the accused committed the offences on June 1.
He accused Aigbogun of assaulting his caretaker, Morakinyo Sunday, by beating and hitting his head with a hammer.
“The accused beat and hit the complainant’s head with hammer which caused him harm,” the prosecutor told the court.
Ndarake said the complainant went to Aigbogun’s office to demand for the rent he owed when the incident happened.
“The complainant approached the accused for his overdue rent, which he refused to pay.
“Aigbogun locked the complainant up in a room and beat him up, but when he was not satisfied with the beating, he went further to pick hammer and hit Sunday’s head.
“The accused later unlocked his door when he saw blood gushing out of the complainant’s head and allowed him to go,” he said.
Ndarake said the offences contravene sections 166 and 171 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2011, and attract three years imprisonment on conviction.
The accused, however, pleaded not guilty to the offences.
The magistrate, Mrs E. Kubeinje, granted bail to the accused in the sum of N100,000 with two sureties in like sum and adjourned the case till June 22.