by Isi Esene
An Agege Grade A Customary Court has ordered that Ibikunle Oluwadamilare be remanded for 14 days in Kirikiri prisons for going ahead to beat his wife after being advised to maintain absolute peace in his relationship with his wife pending the final determination of the case between them.
Oluwadamilare’s wife, Adesuwa, had dragged him before the Court over lack of care and constant beating.
She said her husband accused her of infidelity, denying the paternity of one of their children saying he got a revelation from his pastor that the illegitimate child will die.
She accused her husband of threatening to pour petrol on her, a threat which forced her to leave the house through the help of her husband’s friend.
According to her, “My husband started accusing the man (friend) of being my boy friend, and this led to a serious fight between them, and my husband running from the man.”
Adesuwa claimed that her husband later turned to her and descended heavily on her with a metal rod which affected her legs.
In his submission, Oluwadamilare said he had seen the man before in her shop several times, and that she had the guts of bringing the man to his house.
Reports say the court president, Emmanuel Shokunle, who had earlier ordered both parties to keep their peace, slammed Oluwadamilare with a contempt of court charge and subsequently sent him to prison to sound a note of warning to the violent husband.