The Ojo Magistrates’ Court sitting in Lagos on Tuesday summoned a man identified as Vincent Chikeluba for attempting to strangle his mother named Chinwe Chikeluba.
The 34-year-old defendant, who appeared before Magistrate D. S. Odukoya, pleaded not guilty to the three-count charge of assault, stealing and causing a breach of the peace.
The prosecutor, Simon Uche, told the court that the defendant committed the offences in February.
Mr Uche said the defendant allegedly stole his mother’s properties worth N125,000.
According to the prosecution, the defendant also assaulted his mother by grabbing her throat with intent to strangle her.
“He also caused a breach of peace by chasing his mother away from her house,’’ the prosecutor said.
The offences, Mr Uche said, contravened sections 168, 172 and 287 of the Criminal Laws of Lagos State, 2015.
When asked by the court to narrate the incident, the complainant (mother) told the court that her son has been violent and had always threatened her.
Mrs Chikeluba said since her husband died, the defendant had persistently asked her to pack her things and relocate to the village, adding that this was just one of such episodes of his violence.
The court granted the defendant N100,000 bail with two sureties, and the magistrate adjourned the case until May 6 for trial.