Bankers face trial for assaulting actress Chioma Toplis (See Details)

An Igbosere Magistrates’ Court sitting in Lagos has fixed January 11 for the trial of two workers of Union Bank, PLC, Lagos, Vivian Okoro, 36-years-old and Femi Omomeji, 36-years-old for accused of assaulting and inflicting injuries on actress Chioma Toplis.

The defendants were arraigned before Magistrate A. M. Davies in February, 2019, on a two-count charge bordering on assault occasioning bodily harm and pleaded not guilty.

Civil proceeding was delayed over the absence of the complainant, who travelled to London to treat herself from the injuries she sustained from the assault.

On Monday, the police prosecutor, Reuben Solomon, disclosed to the court that the complainant had arrived from her 10 months medical trip to a London hospital and that she was ready for the trial.

It was reported that, Okoro, was living in the same building with the complainant at the time of the incident at No;11, Abagbon Close, Victoria Island, Lagos State, before he relocate.

The defendants, who claimed to be lovers, had committed the offence at No;11, Abagbon Close, off Olorogun Agbaje Street, Victoria Island, Lagos. Says Solomon.

She was at home on the fateful day watching TV before the electricity supply to her apartment suddenly went off. Immediately she came out from her apartment to check what had happened to her light, she met the defendants by her meter removing the switch. Solomon said.

She challenged the defendants why they removed her meter switch, they beat her up and dragged her on the ground.

Before we knows it, she had sustained multiple fractures on her left leg and injuries all over her body. So she travelled to London to treat herself during which doctors performed two bone surgeries on her left leg and attached metal to the leg.

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