Police arraign housewife for calling her neighbour ‘an old cargo’

Police arraign housewife for calling her neighbour ‘an old cargo’

A 30-year-old housewife, Grace Innocent was on Thursday arraigned Ojokoro Magistrates’ Court in Lagos for calling her neighbour an 'old cargo'.

The defendant was charged with breach of peace by Magistrate Taiwo Akanni .

The police prosecutor, Insp. Lugard Ahonle, told the court that the accused committed the offence on March 1, at No. 40, Yusuf Street, Alagbado, Lagos.

According to him, “Innocent had an argument with her neighbour, one Miss Joy Eze, during which she rained abuses on her and called her an old cargo.’’and although other occupants of the house pleaded with the defendant to stop, she refused and this made the complainant to report the matter to the police.

Ahonle said the offence contravened Section 123 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2011.

The defendant pleaded not guilty to the charges against her. Magistrate Akanni granted the defendant bail in the sum of N20, 000 with one surety in like sum and adjourned the case till April 10.

Source: Legit.ng

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