The Police on Tuesday arraigned two men, Peter Anyakorah, 40; and Samuel Ekanem, 40; at an Ikeja Chief Magistrates’ Court for allegedly beating a 10-year-old pupil.
The duo are facing a two-count charge of conspiracy and assault, but the defendants pleaded not guilty, according to the News Agency of Nigeria.
The Prosecutor, ASP Victor Eruada, told the court that the defendants committed the offences on Nov. 19, 2020 about 11.00 a.m., at St. Anthony International School in Ijaye, Lagos State.
Eruada said the defendants beat the boy, Timileyin Adeyemi, with stick all over his body, which caused him injuries.
He said the offences contravened the provisions of sections 411 and 173 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015, which stipulates a three-year jail term for offenders.
The Chief Magistrate, M. O Tanimola, granted the defendants N100,000 bail each, with two sureties in like sum; and adjourned the case until January 28, for further hearing.