An Ikeja Magistrates’ Court in Lagos yesterday remanded three brothers for allegedly beating up an expectant mother. The accused are a tailor, Yusuf Oloyede, 25; an artisan, Ganiyu Oloyede, 18; and a designer, Riliwan Oloyede, 28.
Magistrate A.O. Gbajumo, remanded the brothers in the police station and adjourned the case till today for mention.
The trio, who reside on Church Street at Obawole in Ogba, Lagos, were arraigned on a two-count charge of conspiracy and assault.
Prosecuting police Corporal Michael Unah said that the accused committed the offence on Saturday at their residence.
He said the accused conspired to assault the expectant mother, Mrs Maria John.
“The accused beat up their neighbour not minding her condition,” he said.
Unah said the pregnant woman’s husband reported the case to the police.
He said the complainant’s children were digging the ground to pack sand to fill the front of their house when the accused ordered them to stop.
“The complainant’s children were digging sand to fill the front of their house and the accused asked them to stop but they refused.
“The accused went to pick cutlasses and was chasing the complainant’s children to machete them following which the complainant rushed to the station to report the matter.
“While at the station, he received a call from his daughter that the accused persons have descended on his pregnant wife and beaten her into coma.
“He rushed home to meet his wife in coma, stained with blood all over her body, she was rushed to the hospital and she delivered on Monday through Caesarean section,” he said.