When a woman does not want you, there is really little you can do about it.

But these men thought she was theirs to have by force.

Edward Ndidi and Paul Oges — continued their persistent pursuit of a neighbour, Patience Iyeonema.

They took their jealousy too far on August 3 in Gowon Estate, Egbeda when they allegedly conspired to assault Patience by beating her.

Did she take their money by promising a relationship? Only they can tell why violence against a woman would be their last resort.

They were on Thursday charged before an Ikeja Magistrates’ Court where the Prosecutor, Sgt. Godwin Awase narrated what happened.

“The accused were shouting, calling the complainant a prostitute, the complainant ignored them and left the house to buy food.

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“The accused, who have been trying to date her all to no avail, followed her to where she went to eat and were still harassing her publicly calling her unpleasant names,” he told the court.

Awase said when the accused discovered that the complainant did not react, they went further to assault her by beating her.

“The duo jointly descended on the complainant and inflicted injury on her forehead with a chair.

“The complainant was bleeding from her head and she went to the police station to report,” he said.

The offences contravened Sections 173 and 411 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015 (Revised), while Section 173 attracts three years jail term for assault occasioning harm.

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Both Ndidi, 29, a student; and Oges, 30, a businessman however, pleaded innocence of the offences.

The Magistrate, Mr J.A. Adigun, granted bail to them in the sum of N100, 000 each with two sureties each.

He insisted that the sureties should be gainfully employed with evidence of two years tax payment.

The case was adjourned until August 30.