Kemi Shopade might have been applauded by neighbours on Friday, November 24, while her moment of anger lasted, but she is now on her own to face the music.

The 28-year-old trader, and two others, who had yet to be apprehended, assaulted two workers of Ikeja Electric that wanted to disconnect her electricity wire.

The victims, Mr John Oluwole and Mr Uwaoman Ibiam, would not take that from the woman but rather than beat her back, they have taken legal action.

Ms Shopade on Wednesday appeared before an Ikeja Magistrates’ Court, Lagos for conspiracy and assault.

The Prosecutor, Sgt. Godwin Awase, said, “The accused beat up and bit the complainants while performing their duty.

“The accused, who had not paid for electricity since the beginning of the year, descended on the complainants when they disconnected her power supply.

“The two other men who are still at large joined her in beating the complainants, and in the process, the accused bit the complainants.

“The case was reported to the police and the accused was arrested.”

The offences contravened Sections 174 and 411 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015(Revised).

The accused, however, pleaded innocence of the offences and was granted bail in the sum of N20,000 with two sureties in like sum.

The Magistrate, Mr J.A. Adigun, said that the sureties should be gainfully employed and show evidence of two years tax payment to the Lagos State Government.

He adjourned the case until January 5, for mention.

If found guilty, she could face three years in jail.


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