Bilikisu Beats Up Her Mother Mercilessly

.For Preventing Her From Committing Murder –

“He who strikes his/her father or his/her mother shall surely be put to death…”, that’s what the Holy Bible said in Exodus 21:15.

However. a 35-year-old unemployed woman, Bilikisu Abodunrin, who allegedly beat up her mother for preventing her from committing murder on Thursday, appeared at an Ikeja Magistrates’ in Lagos, reports.

Abodunrin, a mother of four, who resides at No.16, Ayantunga Street, Mushin, Lagos, is being tried for breach of peace and assault. According to the woman prosecutor, Insp. Rita Momoh, the accused committed the offences on February 25, 2017 at her residence.

She said that the accused unlawfully assaulted her mother, Mrs Adenike Adeniran by beating her up.

“The accused punches the complainant all over her body which caused her bodily harm,” she said.

Momoh said that the accused assaulted her mother (complainant) because she prevented her from killing a neighbour.

“The accused engaged in a physical fight with one of her co-tenants over her missing bucket. After some neighbours and the complainant were able to stop the fight.

“The accused rushed inside her room to pick a machete, immediately the complainant sighted her coming out with the machete, she quickly raised alarm urging the neighbour to run for her life,” she said.

The prosecutor said that the neighbour took to her heels and the accused chased her with the machete.

“The accused pursued her neighbour with the machete on their street but eventually the neighbour escaped. She rushed home and descended on her mother through beating for alerting the neighbour. She claimed that her mother prevented her from beheading her neighbour,” Momoh said.

The offences, Momoh said contravened sections 166 and 171 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2011.

Section 171 provides that if convicted of the offense, the accused is liable to three-year imprisonment. The accused pleaded innocence of the offences and was granted bail in the sum of N50,000 with two sureties in like sum.

The Magistrate, Mr MKO Fadeyi adjourned the case to March 20 for mention.

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