Man Who Beat Wife, Post On Social Media Gets 500,000 Bail

By Auta Obadiah Dauda

A man known as Suleman Maiyegun was docked before Igbosere Magistrate Court, for beating his wife, boasted and posted it on his facebook page.

Suleman pleaded not guilty to the two count changes of assault occasioned to cause harm and offensive publication.

The persecutor, Shinaolu Adeoye, told the court that the accused committed the offense on 5th May, 2020 at Maiyegun Town, Jakande Estate, Eti-Osa Local Government Area of Lagos State.

According to the prosecutor, the defendant assaulted his wife, Mariam Gabriel, by beating her with his fist on her forehead.

“The defendant injured the victim on her forehead and posted an inciting and provoking publication about the incident on his facebook page,” Adeoye said.

The prosecutor said the offences contravened sections 57 and 173 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State 2015.

Adeoye, however, urged the court to remand the defendant to the correctional centre and asked for an adjournment date for the commencement of trial.

In a swift reaction, the defendant’s counsel, Mr Mustapha Danesi, urged the court to grant his client bail on the most liberal terms, adding that the matter was as a result of family crisis.

In her ruling, the Magistrate, Mrs Folake Oshin, granted the defendant bail in the sum of N500,000 with two sureties who must be a cleric and a family member to the defendant.

She directed the court registrar to verify the addresses of the sureties who must be tax payers in the state.

The case was adjourned until June 22 for mention.

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