A 27-year-old trader, Bilikisu Musa, was arraigned before Ikeja Magistrates Court on Thursday for beating up her 12-year-old son with an electric wire and injuring him on the head.

The prosecution counsel, Insp. Ishola Samuel, charged the defendant with assault whilst explaining to the court that Musa committed the offence on Feb. 29 at her residence. He alleged that the defendant beat up her 12-year-old son with an electric wire and injured him on the head for misplacing her memory card.

The offence, he said, contravened the provisions of Sections 173  of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015 which stipulates a three-year jail term for assault.

She, however, pleaded not guilty.

The presiding magistrate, Folashade Hughes admitted the defendant to bail in the sum of N20, 000 with one surety in like sum.‎ She then adjourned the case until April 29 for mention.