LAGOS — A 37-year-old man, Babatunde Gbolahan, was yesterday arraigned before a Lagos High Court in Igbosere, for allegedly beating his wife to death.

The defendant, who was arraigned for manslaughter, pleaded not guilty to the charge instituted against him by the Police.

According to the charge, “you, Babatunde Gbolahan, committed the offence on October 13, 2009 at 9, Olatunji Street, Mushin, Lagos at 7.40p.m.”

It was gathered that the defendant had an argument with his wife, Yemisi, which led to a fight and he beat her to death with a belt and stick.

State counsel, Mr. W. A. Quadri, informed the court that the offence contravened Section 325 of the Criminal Laws of Lagos State, and urged the court for an adjournment to enable him produce his witness.

Presiding judge, Justice Aishat Opesanwo, subsequently, adjourned the case to December 2.


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