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Man Charged With Attacking Daughter With Knife, Iron

A 30-year-old man, Mohammed Bramah, who allegedly attacked his 12-year-old daughter with a knife and an iron rod, was yesterday arraigned before an Igbosere Magistrates’ Court in Lagos.

Bramah, of 85, Adeba Road, Lakowe, Ibeju-Lekki, Lagos, is facing a two-count charge of assault and occasional bodily harm preferred against him by the police.

The girl, who started living with the defendant last September, sustained injuries on her eyes, hands and had scars all over her body.

Prosecuting Sergeant Ehizoba Godspower told the court that the defendant committed the offences on December 1, about 6pm.

He alleged that the defendant used knife, iron and belt to attack his daughter on her eyes and hands, which caused the eyes and hands to swell.

He said the offences were punishable under sections 173 and 168 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015.

Bramah pleaded not guilty.

Magistrate M.F. Onamusi granted him bail in the sum of N500,000, with two sureties in the like sum.

He said the sureties, one of who must be a relation, must be employed in a reputable organisation, and show evidence of two years’ tax payment, among other conditions.

The magistrate ordered that the child should be taken to the Vigilant Heart Home Foundation.

She adjourned further hearing till January 16.

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