23rd September, 2010
A man, Joseph Adewoye, 54, has been charged to Ejigbo Magistrateâ€™s Court for allegedlyÂ attempting to kill his barren wife, Olubukola to take her property.
Joseph allegedly held Olubukola by the neck to strangle her because she was barren andÂ wanted to take her property.
The incident happened at Block 35, Flat 2, Jakande Estate, Ejigbo, Lagos, Nigeria whereÂ they resided before the man allegedly abandoned her.
P.M.NEWS gathered that the couple had been in a running battle because the woman couldÂ not bear a child for over 10 years they have been married.
It got to a stage, according to Olubukola, her husband, Joseph abandoned her and startedÂ living in elsewhere while she remained in the flat because she was the person that boughtÂ it.
On the day the incident happened, the embittered woman told P.M.NEWS that she was in theÂ house at about 11 a.m when he allegedly sneaked into the flat after leaving the place forÂ a year.
She said that he came to her and held her neck to strangle her, but she managed to raiseÂ an alarm.
The neighbours had to come and rescue her before she went to the police station andÂ reported the incident.
However, the man denied the allegtion. He said he only went to the house to take away hisÂ property but the woman did not allow him to do so.
He was arrested and after investigation, the police charged him to court for the allegedÂ offence.
The charge reads: â€œThat you, the defendant, on the same date, time and place, did attemptÂ to strangle the victim and threatened to kill her.â€
The offence, the police said, was contrary to sections 86 and 351 of the Criminal CodeÂ Cap 38 Vol. 2 Laws of Lagos State of Nigeria, 2004.
He pleaded not guilty to the charge and the magistrate, Mrs. S.O. Solebo, granted himÂ bail in the sum of N100,000 with one responsible surety.
The matter has been adjourned till 18 October, 2010 for trial.