A man, Ben Okpokiri, 30, on Wednesday, appeared before an Ogudu Magistrates' Court, Lagos, charged with stripping two women and a girl naked.

Okpokiri, who resides at No. 28, Okitipupa St., Oworonshoki, Lagos State, is facing a one-count charge of assault.

The prosecutor, Sgt. Lucky Ihiehie, told the court that the accused committed the offence on Feb. 10 at the said address.

Ihiehie said that the defendant unlawfully assaulted the three complainants and stripped them naked in public.

He gave the names of the complainants as Bukola Afolabi, 25, Deborah Afolabi, 18, and Esther Afolabi, 14, all sisters living at the same address as the defendant.

He said that the offence contravened Section 170 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State which stipulated a maximum of 1 year imprisonment, if found guilty.

The defendant pleaded not guilty to the charge.

The Magistrate, Mrs A. M. Davis granted bail to the defendant in the sum of N120, 000 with two sureties in like sum and an evidence of tax payment and residence for two years to be verified.

She adjourned the case till Feb. 27 for further hearing.

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