Fugitive Businesswoman, Rasheedat Adeleke Arraign Over Assault

A businesswoman, Rasheedat Adeleke, has been arraigned before a Yaba Magistrate Court, over allegations of assaulting her 29 years old sales lady at Ikotun area of Lagos State.

Rasheedat Adeleke was arraigned on a two-count charge by the Police in response to the report by the Directorate for Citizens Rights, Lagos State Ministry of Justice.

The defendant who own Super King Supreme Store at Ayodele Ogunkoya street, Ikotun, was said to have assaulted and inflicted injuries on Miss Bukola Akinola, by pouring hot water on her on the 28th of May, 2021 at Moriano Close, Saint Savour Primary School B/stop, Ijegun Road, Lagos.

In count one, Rashidat Adeleke and others in May 2021 at No. 15 Adebisi Awolola, Ikotun, Lagos did conspired together to commit felony contrary to section 411 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015

Count two, the defendant and others at large unlawfully assaulted one Bukola Akinola by beating and pouring hot water on her contrary to section 173 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015.

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The Counsel from the Directorate for Citizens Rights, Lagos Ministry of Justice, Ms Kafilat Oseni said that the absence of the defendant in court on Thursday 24th of June, 2021 resorted to the arraignment of her 70-years-old surety, Mr Awoniyi Fatoki who was earlier detained at CCID, Panti due to the defendant’s absence in court.

In her rulings, Magistrate Omobola A. Salau pronounced a verdict of one million naira to the surety for the absence of the defendant in court for trial.

The defendant, however, appeared before the court after Magistrate Salau’s verdict.

The case has been adjourned till 2nd of August, 2021 for mention.


Wahab Akinlade

Akinlade I. WAHAB is a dedicated journalist and the proprietor of I-WAHAB Media. He embarked on his career at Murhi International TV (MiTV) and subsequently joined Radio Nigeria as a Judicial Correspondent.With a profound interest in legal reporting, he currently holds the positions of Chairman at the National Association of Judicial Correspondents (NAJUC), Ikeja Branch, and Chairman at the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), Radio Nigeria Chapel.As the owner of I-WAHAB Media, he has successfully established Top Court News, a platform renowned for providing comprehensive coverage of court cases and legal developments, with the aim of promoting transparency within the judicial system.Akinlade's diligent work and unwavering commitment to ethical reporting have earned him immense respect within the Nigerian journalism community.

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