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Wife Drags Husband To Court Over Alleged Assault

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By Deborah Oladejo, Osogbo

A housewife, Oyenike Oladele, has dragged her husband, Olowolagba before an Osogbo Magistrates’ Court over alleged assault.

Oyenike was said to have lodged a complaint that her husband beat her at the Dugbe Police Station in Osogbo.

The 45-year-old father of three was said to have committed the offence on January 7, 2022 around 10:30am at Aregbe area in Osogbo.

Police Prosecutor, Inspector Adeoye Kayode told the court that the accused person slapped his wife on the face.

According to the prosecutor, the offence committed is contrary to and punishable under Section 351 of the Criminal Code, Cap 34 Volume II, Laws of Osun, 2002.

The accused person, however, pleaded not guilty to the one-count charge of assault preferred against him.

The defence counsel, Najite Okobe, prayed the court to grant his client bail in the most liberal terms as the constitution presumed him innocent until proven contrary.

In his ruling, Magistrate Asimiyu Adebayo granted the accused person bail in the sum of N50,000 with one surety in like sum.

The magistrate ruled that the surety, with verifiable address, should be resident within the jurisdiction of the court. The case was adjourned till March 16 for mention.

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