Sunday, 22 November 2015

Court Grants Bail to a Man for Dragging His Wife on the Floor

An Ogudu magistrates’ court in Lagos State has granted bail to a 52-year-old electrician, Esho Johnson, for dragging his wife on the floor.

The News Agency of Nigeria NAN reported that the magistrate, Mrs O. Sule Amzat, granted bail to the accused in the sum of N50,000 with two sureties in like sum.
Amzat ordered that two sureties should provide evidence of tax payment and that their addresses must be verified by the court.

Johnson of No 18, Bosun Anifowose Street, Ojota, Lagos, was arraigned on a two-count charge of assault occasioning harm, which he pleaded not guilty to.
The prosecutor, Sergeant Lucky Ihiehie, had told the court that the accused committed the offence on November 15.

Ihiehie said the complainant, Funmilayo, 45, reported that at about 1:30 a.m. Johnson dragged her on the floor, beat her and she sustained serious injury to her right eye.

He told the court that the complainant had been married for 25 years with five children.

“He always assaults his wife and at one point threatened to disfigure her over a misunderstanding they had. The couples’ parents and church members have intervened but all to no avail,” he said.

Ihiehie said that the incident happened on November 10 when the accused woke his wife up at 1.30 a.m. and asked her to get out of the house as she was irritating him, and the complainant gently went out and lay down on the floor but the accused came to her, dragged her on the floor and rained blow to her face.

The offences contravened Sections 170 and 171 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2011, which provides for three years imprisonment.
The case has been adjourned till December 10 for mention.



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