marriageBy Rashidat Akashat with agency report

A 35-year-old man, Uche Chukwuka, has been arraigned before a Yaba Chief Magistrate’s Court in Lagos after he allegedly threw his wife down a two-storey building.

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He appeared in court on Wednesday.

NAN reports that the accused, residing at No. 22 Railway Line in Idi-Oro, Mushin, Lagos, is standing trial on a two-count charge bordering on assault.

Chukwuka, however, pleaded ‘not guilty’ to the charges preferred against him.

The prosecutor, Inspector Godwin Oriabure, told the court that the suspect committed the offence on June 20 at about 7:30 p.m.

According to him, the accused committed the offence, following a heated argument with his wife, which led to a fight.

“The accused beat up his wife and pushed her from a two-storey building, which caused her grievous body harm,” Oriabure stated.

He added that the offences contravene Sections 170 (a) and 173 of the Criminal Law Cap Ch, C17, Vol.3 Laws of Lagos State Nigeria, 2015.

The magistrate, O.S. Aka-Bashorun, granted bail to Chukwuka in the sum of N500,000, with two sureties in like sum.

He said one of the sureties must be a community leader or Eze Ndigbo, whose name must be in the gazette of the Lagos state government.

The case was adjourned until August 8 for substantive trial.