Hassan and Hussien Nurudeen were brought before the Badagry Chief Magistrates’ Court in Lagos on a three-count charge of assault, malicious damage, and attack against two Eko Electricity Distribution Company (EKEDC) employees.
The twin defendants, whose addresses remain unknown, entered a plea of not guilty to the charges levelled against them.
According to ASP Clement Okuoimose, the incident occurred on November 27, around 1:35 p.m. at Evangelist Bello David Street in Aradagun, Badagry, where the defendants allegedly used a stone and stick to assault Lamidi Akeem, an EKEDC staff, causing injury to his left eye.
“The defendants were also accused of damaging a Samsung Galaxy A41 phone valued at N153,000, which belonged to another EKEDC staff, Enemwo Clement,” stated Okuoimose, adding that both EKEDC staff members were assaulted by the defendants.
The charges brought against the Nurudeen twins fall under Sections 173, 339, and 172 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015.
Chief Magistrate Mr. Fadaunsi Adefioye granted bail to each of the defendants in the sum of N200,000 with two sureties in similar amounts.
The case is adjourned until January 8 for further proceedings.