A 32-year-old Nigerian lady, (name withheld) has been charged before Ejigbo Magistrates Court for alleged assault of her husband, Okechukwu Chita and a Police woman at their residence in Alhaji Agbeke Street, Ago Palace in Okota area of Lagos.
The lady was accused of continously assaulting her husband for not showing enough commitment in their marriage by getting her pregnant, leaving him scared of returning to their home.
The lady who allegedly began assaulting her husband in 2018, subjected him to more physical abuses after the police intervened.
The defendant allegedly asaulted her husband after locking him up in their apartment on 22nd December, 2019.
She reportedly used a frying spoon to smash his head and face causing him grievous injuries, before forcefully collecting the sum of N650,000 from him in exchange for his life.
The lady who continued beating her husband despite warnings from the police, also allegedly assaulted a police woman Sgt. Ojooniyan Omonike, who was sent over by the DPO of Ago Police division to invite her to the police station.
She pleaded not guilty to the charge before the Magistrate of the Ejigbo court, Mr. T.O. Shomade, according to P.M. Express.
Shomade who fixed a date for the police to prove the charge against the lady, granted her bail of N700,000 with two sureties in like sum.
The defendant was ordered to be remanded in prison custody pending when she will perfect her bail conditions. The matter was adjourned till 11th March, 2020.
SOURCE :The Nigerian Voice (local news)