Devil Made Me Beat Her For Refusing To Date Me - Cobbler
A cobbler approached Marian Akinbola asking her to have an affair with him, but Marian turned his request down.
Infuriated by her refusal, the 41-year-old cobbler decided to beat her up.
He even threatened to gang-rape her with his friends.
Abiodun is now standing trial for this act and he pleaded guilty on Friday when he appeared before an Ikeja Chief Magistrates’ Court.
Consequently, the Magistrate, A.O. Ogbe, remanded the accused, who resides in Mushin area of Lagos in Kirikiri Prisons, pending a ruling on the next date of adjournment.
The police prosecutor, Aondohemba Koti, had earlier told the court that the accused committed the offence on January 24 on Agege Motor Road, Mushin, Lagos.
He said that the accused unlawfully assaulted Miss Marian Akinbola for refusing his proposal.
"The accused beat up the complainant for refusing to have an affair with him," he told the court, adding that he also threatened to rape the girl.
"Akinbo told the complainant that he would organise his friends to gang-rape her, since she refused to date him.
"The complainant, for fear of the unknown, reported the case to the police and the accused was arrested," he said.
When his plea was taken, Akinbola, confessed to the crime blaming the devil for his action and prayed the court to temper justice with mercy.
According to the prosecutor, the offence contravened Section 171 of the revised Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015, which prescribes one-year jail term as penalty for assault.
The magistrate has fixed January 31, for sentencing.