Tailor in court for ‘beating up’ customer.

Yusuf Nurudeen, a tailor, on Thursday appeared in an Ikeja magistrates’ court for allegedly beating one of his customers to a pulp.

Nurudeen, 29, a resident of Ifako-Ijaye area of Lagos, pleaded not guilty to a charge of assault levelled against him.

Eruada Victor, the prosecutor, told the court that the accused beat up one Samson Sunday at Adewale Adigun Street, Karaole Estate, Ogba, Lagos, on December 8.

Victor said the complainant gave the accused his cloth to amend since March and deposited N500, but Nurudeen refused to comply with the agreement.

He said when Sunday confronted the tailor about his cloth, he got beaten and was left with an eye injury.

The prosecutor said the accused also tore the complainant’s T-shirt valued at N3,000.

According to him, the case was reported to the police and Nurudeen was apprehended.

He said the offence contravened section 171 of the criminal law of Lagos state, 2011, section 171 prescribes a three-year jail term for assault and harm.

Following the plea of the accused, G.O. Anifowoshe, the magistrate, granted him bail in the sum of N50,000, with one surety in like sum.

Anifowoshe said the surety must be gainfully employed and must show evidence of two years’ tax payment to the Lagos state government.

He adjourned the case till January 9, 2017.

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