Ikechukwu Offor might be spending some time in jail for damaging the eyes of his neighbour.

The 40-year-old driver was arraigned at Ikeja Magistrates’ Court on Monday for allegedly beating one Idowu Onajobi and causing damage to both eyes.

Offor was said to have beaten Idowu for not opening the gate of the house where they reside on time.

Following an agreement by tenants, the complainant was nominated to be locking the gate at 11.00 p.m. and keeping the key as a result of the wave of robbery in the area.

The accused, who came home late after the gate was locked, started banging loudly, threatening to destroy it if the gate was not opened immediately.

When the complainant finally opened the gate, the accused descended on him for the delay.

He was said to have punched him several times in the eyes.

The complainant was still in the hospital receiving treatment as he could not see clearly according to the prosecutor Inspector, Clement Okuoimose.

The Magistrate, Mrs Y. O. Ekogbule, adjourned the case till April 17 for mention.