Lagos – A man, Igwe Dike, who allegedly beat his wife to a pulp, is facing trial at an Ikeja Magistrates’ Court, Lagos.
Dike, 42, a resident of Fery Street, Mile 2, Lagos, was arraigned on a two-count charge of assault and assault occasioning harm.
The police prosecutor, Insp. Simeon Imhonwa, told the court that the accused committed the offences on July 30 at 8.00 p.m. at their residence.
Imhonwa said the accused assaulted the complainant, Mrs Nkiru Egbo, (the wife) by beating her to a pulp.
He said the accused and the complainant had a serious misunderstanding over money and an argument ensued between them.
“This led to a big fight and Dike used a plank to beat his wife.
“In the process of chasing her with a cutlass, their nine-month-old son, Destiny, the wife was carrying on her back fell into fire causing him grievous bodily harm.
The offences contravened Sections 170 and 171 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2011.
The accused, however, pleaded not guilty to the charge.
The Chief Magistrate, Mrs B.O. Osunsanmi, granted the accused bail in the sum of N100, 000 with one surety, whose address must be verified by the court.
Osunsanmi said the surety must be a blood relation of the accused and gainfully employed with an evidence of tax payment to the Lagos State Government.
She adjourned the case until Sept. 8. (NAN)