Home Court & Crime 44-year-old Woman Remanded for Allegedly Pouring Acid on Husband in Osun

44-year-old Woman Remanded for Allegedly Pouring Acid on Husband in Osun

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By Deborah Oladejo, Osogbo

An Osun Magistrate court sitting in Osogbo has ordered the remand of a 44-year-old woman, Olawuni Adetoro in the correctional centre for allegedly pouring acid on her husband, Olawuni Michael.

The Police prosecutor, ASP Fagboyinbo Abiodun told the court that the defendant did commit the offence on September 12, 2017 at about 1:00am at Prime area, Osogbo.

Fagboyinbo alleged that the defendant and one other now at large did unlawfully caused grievous harm to one Olawuni Olapoju Micheal.

He further said that the defendant did unlawfully wounded the victim by pouring substance suspected to be acid on his body to the extent that he sustained many injuries all over his body.

According to Fatoyinbo, the offence committed contrary to and punishable under section 516,335 and 338 of the criminal code Cap 34 Vol ll Law of Osun state 2002.

The defendant pleaded not guilty to the three count charges preferred against him by the police.

The defence counsel, Okobe Najite applied for the bail of the defendant in most liberal term but the prosecutor opposed the bail application, saying that the victim is in serious condition and yet to recover.

He added that the defendant has absconded since 2017 and that granting her bail will give her the opportunity to run away again.

Magistrate Abayomi Ajala ordered the remand of the defendant in Ilesa correctional and then adjourned the matter till September 8,2020 for ruling on bail.

 

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