Housewife In Court For Allegedly Beating Rival
A 40-year-old housewife, Maryam Ogedengbe, who allegedly beat her co-wife and inflicted injuries on her, on Monday appeared before an Ikeja Chief Magistrates’ Court.
Ogedengbe, a resident of No. 8, Thomas Lane, Agege, Lagos, was charged with assault.
The Prosecutor, ASP Clifford Ogu, told the court that the accused assaulted Mrs Kuburat Ogedengbe by beating her and hitting her head and neck with an object, following a disagreement.
Ogu said the accused committed the assault at 9.00p.m. on Nov. 14 at their residence.
The offence contravenes Section 172 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015 (Revised), according to Ogu.
The section stipulates a three-year jail term for assault. The accused, however, pleaded not guilty to the offence.
The Chief Magistrate, Mr J. A. Adegun, granted her bail in the sum of N50, 000 with one surety in like sum.
The chief magistrate adjourned the case until Dec. 11, for mention.