Man arraigned for allegedly assaulting wife, father-in-law

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ABEOKUTA —  A 30-year-old man, Femi Olajide,  was arraigned, yesterday,  before a Magistrate’s court, sitting in Isabo, Abeokuta, Ogun State for allegedly  assaulting  his wife and father in-law.

The accused , who is facing a five-count charge, was said to have flogged his  wife and inflicted  injuries on her.
According to the prosecutor, Inspector Augustin Ozimini, the accused on December 10, 2013, at Isale Ijeun, Abeokuta, assaulted his wife, Taofika Ogunmuyiwa, by whipping her and inflicting injuries on her

He said: “While trying to settle the misunderstanding between the man and his wife, Saliu Ogunmuyiwa, who is Taofika’s father, was slapped by Olajide.

“The  accused also resisted arrest by policemen until they called for reinforcement.
“On his detention at Oke Itoku Police station, the accused attempted to escape from the cell by breaking the ceiling.

“The offences  are  punishable under  sections  355, 351, 197, and 135 criminal code revised law of Ogun State.”

In his ruling, Magistrate  E. A. Adekunte  granted the accused bail in the  sum of N50,000, with two sureties in like sum and adjourned the case to January 20, 2014.

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