A Magistrates court sitting in Ejigbo Lagos State has arraigned a 44-year-old man for allegedly slapping his wife’s friend for spreading rumours that he was cheating on his wife.
The man, Oluokun Olarewaju, allegedly slapped Miss Christiana Duntoye for telling his wife that she saw him with another woman.
The incident happened at 84, Rasaki Tijani Street, in Ikotun where Olarewaju resides with his family, while Duntoye resides at 75 of the same street, according to PM News.
Prior to the gossip, Olarewaju and his wife had lived peacefully over the years but trouble started after Duntoye confronted her husband and accused him of engaging in extra-marital affair and had suddenly changed his attitude at home.
Olarewaju, who expressed shock over his wife’s accusation, asked her to disclose how she came about it.
The wife later told him that her friend, Duntoye, was the source of her information.
While they were quarreling over the matter, Duntoye visited to meet his wife as usual.
It was then that Olarewaju confronted her and slapped her three times and walked her out of their house, accusing her of trying to break up his marriage.
Angered by the assault, Duntoye went to Ikotun Police Division and reported the matter which led to Olarewaju’s arrest.
He was later charged to court with assault under the Criminal Code, but he pleaded not guilty later released on administrative bail.
The presiding Magistrate, Mr A. A. Fashola granted him bail in the sum of N50,000 with one surety in like sum.
He was remanded in prison custody at Kirikiri pending when he will perfect his bail condition while the case was adjourned until Monday, November 30, 2015.