A 28-year old, Fidelis Michael, was said to have committed a sacrilege after he indicated interest to marry the daughter of a top class monarch and kissed her in public to the detest of the royal tradition in Ejigbo area of Lagos.
It was gathered that Michael was caught and charged before a court for assault and remanded in prison custody by pecking the princess in the public.
The alleged assault took place inside Ejigbo Market where the Oba’s daughter, Princess Dolapo, went to buy undisclosed items and met Michael.
P.M Express correspondent was unable to establish if Michael and the princess were love birds but it was certain that they have met probably in the market before the incident happened.
It was gathered that when the Oba heard about what happened, he directed his aides to apprehend the culprit and hand him over to the police at Ejigbo Division for prosecution.
Thus, Michael was arraigned before the Ejigbo Magistrates court for the alleged offence.
According to police, the defendant reportedly pecked Princess Dolapo’s mouth without her consent inside Ejigbo Market.
He pleaded not guilty.
The prosecutor, Inspector G. Simon, did not oppose his bail but asked the court to give a date for hearing for the police to prove that Michael pecked Princess Dolapo’s mouth without her consent.
Thus, the Presiding Magistrate, Mr. L.K.J. Layeni, granted the defendant bail in the sum of N50,000 with one surety in like sum. He was remanded in prison custody pending when he will perfect the bail condition.
The matter was adjourned till 3rd December, 2018.
It was scooped that it was not that the monarch was against the princess having suitors but engaging the princess and pecking her in the market place was not decent enough as the daughter of the royal majesty.