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Thursday 13 December 2018

Supervisor accused of hitting colleague during row in shop

Supermarket worker Ludieku Malutiku is accused of assault
Supermarket worker Ludieku Malutiku is accused of assault

A SUPERMARKET worker struck a colleague in the eye during a row while he was supervising her, it has been alleged.

Ludieku Malutiku (41) is accused of assaulting and injuring the woman while they were working at a store in west Dublin.

The case against him was adjourned when he appeared at Blanchardstown District Court.

Mr Malutiku, of Kilcronan Crescent, Clondalkin, is charged with assault causing harm to the woman.

The offence is alleged to have happened at Dunnes Stores, Mill Centre, Ninth Lock Road, Clondalkin, last October 19.

Gda Sgt Geraldine McManigan said the DPP had consented to the case being dealt with summarily in the district court.

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Sgt McManigan outlined the allegations against the accused so that Judge David McHugh could consider whether to acc-ept jurisdiction.

She said that on the day in question the woman made a complaint to gardai, saying she had been working at the shop when she was assaulted by her supervisor.

She told gardai that in the course of the alleged assault she was struck over her right eye after an argument.

A medical report outlined that the alleged victim sustained bruising.

After noting that there was no scarring, Judge McHugh accepted jurisdiction to deal with the case.

The judge adjourned the case to give the accused time to decide how he intends to plead.

Mr Malutiku was remanded on continuing bail to appear in court again next month.

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