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Man faces trial for allegedly beating up wife in Lagos

An Ikeja Chief Magistrates’ Court has docked one Austin Anthony, 42, on Tuesday.

Anthony was docked for allegedly assaulting his wife and inflicting injury on his 3 month old baby’s arm.

The defendant suspected to be a baker, who lives at 16, Ajibade St., Baruwa Ipaja in Lagos State is currently facing trial for assault, cause of grave harm and threat to human life.

ASP Raji Akeem, who’s the prosecutor, informed the court that the offences were carried out at the residence of the defendant on Sept. 8.

The prosecutor also added that fight broke out between the defendant and his wife, Ifeyinwa, over the man’s failure to perform his responsibility as the head of the family.

He explained that their three month old child had a severe dislocation on her arm, while the defendant was trying to forcefully remove the baby from her mother’s back.

Akeem also revealed that the defendant assaulted the complainant and dragged her down a storey building.

“This caused her legs to be broken and she sustained severe injuries on her body,” he said.

Akeem also revealed that the defendant has continued to issue threat to take the life of his wife with a kitchen knife.

The prosecutor also noted that the offences were in contravention of Sections 56, 172, 245 and 246 of the Criminal Laws of Lagos State, 2015.

The defendant, has pleaded not guilty to the charges against him.

Mrs B. O. Osunsanmi, who’s the Chief Magistrate has the defendant bail of N500,000 with two sureties in like sum.

The prosecutor has also adjourned the matter until Nov. 2 for mention.

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