Police Arraigns Man For Assaulting Wife

The police on Wednesday arraigned a 49-year-old man, Abas Odeh, in an Egor Magistrates’ Court in Benin for allegedly assaulting a woman,

Prosecutor Chuks Nnamdi said the offence was committed on Aug. 29 , 2016 at Four Junction , Evbuotubu Quarters in Benin .

Nnamdi said that the accused slapped, Faith Ebuzigbe, the complainant, on her face and also elbow her chest.

He said that the beating, which caused the complainant harm, contravened Section 355 of the Criminal Code.

Odeh,however, pleaded not guilty to the one-count charge of assault.

The Chief Magistrate, Mr William Aziegbemhim granted bail to the accused in the sum of N50, 000 with a surety in like sum, and adjourned the case till Nov. 15,


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