Husband Docked For Assaulting Wife

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A 49-year-old man, Andrew Amonu, was arraigned on Tuesday for allegedly strangling his wife, Mrs. Ngozi Amonu, by the neck and stabbing her with a broken mirror.

Amonu is standing trial at the Ilupeju-Oshodi Magistrates‘ Court on a three-count charge of breach of the peace, assault and stabbing.

He pleaded not guilty to the charge.

The Magistrate, Mrs. M.R Osho-Adebiyi, granted him bail in the sum of N200,000 with two sureties in like sum.

The prosecutor, Cpl. Kehinde Olatunde told the court earlier that Mr. Amonu assaulted his wife by strangling her on the neck over a disagreement.

Olatunde also alleged that the accused stabbed Ngozi with a broken mirror on the forehead and caused her severe headache and grievous body harm.

He said that the accused committed the alleged offence on March 20, at 1, Arowojobe Close, Oshodi, Lagos.

He submitted that the alleged offence contravened Sections 249 (d), 351 and 335 Cap C17, Vol. II of the Criminal Code Laws of Lagos State.

The case was adjourned till Aug. 5 for further hearing.