Man, 39, in court for allegedly beating wife to a pulp

A 39- year-old man, Henry Ubong, who allegedly assaulted his wife by beating her to a pulp was docked before an Ikeja Chief Magistrate’s Court on Tuesday.

Ubong, who resides at Awoyaya area of Ibeju-Lekki, Lagos, is facing a two-count charge of assault and breach of peace.

The Prosecutor, Asp. Peter Nwangwu, told the court that the defendant unlawfully assaulted the complainant, one Sandra Ubong, by beating her to a pulp

Nwangwu added that the  defendant committed the offences sometime in March at No. 4 Ganiyu Ogunlana St., Awoyaya, Ibeju-Lekki, Lagos.

The prosecutor said the defendant beat the complainant and sold their house without making provision for another place for the complainant and the children to stay.

According to him, the defendant was, however, arrested by the police for further questioning.

The offences contravened Sections 172 and 166 (d) of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015.

The defendant, however  pleaded not guilty to the charges.

The Chief Magistrate, Mrs Yewande Aje-Afunwa, granted the defendant  N100,000 bail with one surety in like sum.

She added that the surety must be a property owner in Lagos with an evidence of tax payment to the Lagos State Government as part of bail conditions.

Aje-Afunwa adjourned the case until May 2 for mention (NAN)