A 32-year-old man, Dele Fatai, was arraigned before an Ikeja Magistrates’ Court sitting in Lagos on Tuesday for allegedly beating his wife, Iyabo to a point of death. The accused, of 11, Adams Quadric Street, Alagbado, Lagos, was arraigned for assault. The Prosecutor, Cpl. Ishola Samuel, told the court that the accused, on April 3, beat up his wife after she could not explain how she came about the money she used in shopping for the household.
“Fatai had accused his wife of spending beyond her income,” the prosecutor said, adding that he assaulted his wife by beating her to pulp with belt and fist blow, causing her severe body injuries. “The accused said that Iyabo is his full-time housewife and he demanded to know where she got the money for her shopping which was above the money he gave her,” the prosecutor explained.
Samuel noted that the offence contravened Section 171 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2011. The accused, however, pleaded not guilty. The Magistrate, Mrs A. R Onilogbo, in her ruling, granted bail to the accused in the sum of N20, 000 with one surety in like sum and adjourned the case till April 24 for further hearing.