Badagry - For allegedly
beating his wife, Keji,with an iron rod and threatening to kill her, a
commercial bus driver, Solari Oputa, was on Monday brought before a Badagry
Chief Magistrates’ Court in Lagos State on a two-count charge.
The 50-year-old accused, who resides at No. 1, RS Oputa St.,
Cele Naiza in Ijanikin area of Lagos, is being tried for assault and threat of
The accused, who strangled her in an attempt to kill
her, committed the offences on Oct. 10 at his house, according to
Police Prosecutor Innocent Uko.
“They had an argument and the accused started beating
and threatening to kill his wife.
“He boasted that nothing would happen if he killed the
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The offences contravened Section 56 (a) and 411 of the
Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2011.
The accused, on conviction, may be sentenced to jail for a
minimum of two years.
The accused pleaded not guilty and his lawyer, Mr
Adeleke Alhassan, pleaded with the court to grant him bail on liberal
Magistrate Abiodun Etti admitted the accused to a bail
of N100,000 with one surety in like sum and that the surety should
provide evidence of tax payment to the government.
Further hearing in the case has been fixed for Nov. 1.