Blind man,wife arraigned over assault, phone theft


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Paul Iyoghojie

A blind man and his wife, have been arraigned before a Lagos Magistrate Court for allegedly assaulting a woman with a wooden plank and in the process allegedly inflicted injury on her mouth.

The blind man, Jide Emordi, 53 and his wife Chiddinma Emordi, 33, according to the police were said to have attacked Christiana Sodiq and injured her.

The police also accused the blind man’s wife of stealing the complainant’s Samsung Galaxy 35 2017 model phone valued at N125,000.

A police source said that the arrest of the couple was ordered by the Female Divisional Police Officer, DPO in charge of Ilasan Division, Lekki, Lagos, SP Onyinye Onwuamegbu following a complaint by Sodig.

The couple were charged before an Igbosere Magistrate Court, Lagos on a two-count charge of felony to wit, unlawful assault occasioning injury and stealing.

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