BY ADEOLA ADENUGA & OLUWATOBILOBA ADEYEMI
After being warned to maintain absolute peace, Mr. Ibikunle Oluwadamilare went ahead to beat his wife, Mrs. Adesuwa Oluwadamilare, mercilessly.
This, according to the judge, amounted to the contempt of court. He ordered that lbikunle be remanded in Kirikiri Prison for 14 days.
Adesuwa had dragged the husband before an Agege Grade A Customary Court over lack of care and constant beating.
She said that Ibikunle came to drop her children with her claiming that his pastor told him that one of the children was illegitimate, and that the child would die.
The petitioner also informed the court that her husband threatened to pour petrol on her and she ran away, adding that it was her husband’s friend who helped her.
”My husband started accusing the man (friend) of being my boy friend, and this led to a serious fight between them, and my husband running from the man”.
Adesuwa claimed that her husband later turned to her and descended heavily on her with a metal rod which affected her legs.
In his submission, Ibikunle said he had seen the man before in her shop several times, and that she had the guts of bringing the man to his house.
When asked by the president of the court, Mr. Emmanuel Shokunle, if he was fond of beating his wife, he responded in the affirmative, saying he inflicted injuries on her legs. This prompted the court to warn the couple to keep the peace until the determination of the case. On their return to the court, however, the court established another attack on the wife by the husband. It was on the grounds of the attack that the court sent Ibikunle to prison.