Siblings Arrested For Beating Elder Brother To Pulp Over Father’s Estate

By Victor Ernest With Agency Report

Two siblings, who allegedly beat their elder brother to a pulp, were on Wednesday docked at an Apapa Magistrates’ Court in Lagos on a two-count charge of conspiracy and assault.

The accused — Adetola Sobowale, 36, and Adeleye Sobowole, 29 — both residents of Jakande Housing Estate, Isolo, Lagos, allegedly committed the offences on Jan. 24 at No. 19, Rhoda Crescent, Apapa.

The Prosecutor, Insp. Tony Elibeh, told the court that the accused allegedly conspired and assaulted their elder brother, Adetoyese Sobowale.

According to the persecutor, the two brothers beat the victim to a pulp because they were not pleased with the way he has been managing their father’s estate, which their deceased father had put them in charge to manage.

The persecutor also stated that the victim, Adetoyese took charge of the property due to the fact that he was the eldest when their father died.

On the part of the complainant,  he said he was at a tenant’s house when his brothers suddenly came around and pounced on him.

According to him, he immediately reported the case to the police and then, they were arrested for further questioning.

According Section 171 and Section 409, the accused if found guilty shall face three years imprisonment for an assault occasioning harm, or two years imprisonment for conspiracy.

Meanwhile, the accused pleaded not guilty to all the charges.

The Chief Magistrate, Mr Titus Abolarinwa, granted the accused bail in the sum of N50,000 with one surety each in like sum.

Further hearing in the case has been fixed for March 8.

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