NAN – A man, Monday Usifo, has been arraigned before an Ikeja Chief Magistrates’ Court for allegedly beating his wife over late preparation of meal.
The forty-five year old engineer who lives at Ketu Alapere, a suburb of Lagos is being tried for assault in what prosecutor’s describe as a terrible case of domestic violence.
The prosecutor, Sergeant Rapheal Donny, told the court that Monday Usifo allegedly committed the offence was committed on April 17 at the accused residence.
Donny said that the accused alleged that his wife, Blessing, did not prepare his food on time, and resorted to beating her.
“The accused, Monday Usifo, hatchet his wife with a cutlass on the head, which led her to bleeding profusely.
“If not for the intervention of the neighbours, who rushed the victim to the hospital, it would have been another story entirely,” he said.
The offence contravened Section 171 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2011.
The accused, however, pleaded not guilty.
The chief magistrate, Tajudeen Elias, granted the accused bail in the sum of N100,000 with one surety in like sum.
He adjourned the case till July 20 for mention.