Six men were Monday in Lagos brought before an Ikeja Magistrates’ Court, charged with beating and threatening to kill a man.
The defendants are Alex Legbatti, 34; Joseph Momodu, 36; Samuel David, 24; Olawale Hammed, 31; Jimoh Shewu, 40, and Jamiu Saliu, 28.
They, however, pleaded innocent of the charges of conspiracy, breach of peace, assault and threat to life.
The prosecutor, Insp. Emmanuel Ajayi said the defendants and some others still at large committed the offences on January 22 at Ogba, Lagos.
He said the defendants conducted themselves in a manner likely to cause breach of the peace by assaulting one Mr Bashiru Abubakar over an unlawful bank transaction.
“The defendants dragged the complainant on the floor, hit him severally with some dangerous weapons, but he was rescued by some neighbours,” he said.
Ajayi said the defendants also threatened to abduct and kill the complainant.
“They threatened to damage his car, abduct and terminate his life,” the prosecutor alleged.
Ajayi noted that the offences violated sections 56, 168, 173 and 411 of the Criminal Law of Lagos state, 2015. (NAN)