By Muhammad Sabiu
Oyenike Oladele, an upset housewife, has accused her husband, Olowolagba, 45, of assault in an Osogbo Magistrate’s Court.
Oyenike is believed to have filed a complaint with the Dugbe Police Station in Osogbo alleging that her husband had beaten her.
The alleged crime was committed on January 7, 2022, around 10:30 a.m. in the Aregbe area of Osogbo.
Inspector Adeoye Kayode, the Police Prosecutor, informed the court that the accused slapped his wife in the face.
According to the prosecutor, the offence was done in violation of Section 351 of the Criminal Code, Cap 34, Volume II, Laws of Osun, 2002, and is punished.
On the other hand, the accused has pleaded not guilty to a single count of assault.
Najite Okobe, the defence attorney, asked the court to grant his client bail in the broadest terms possible, citing the constitution’s presumption of innocence until proven guilty in court.
Magistrate Asimiyu Adebayo gave the accused person bail in the amount of N50,000, with one surety in the same amount, in his ruling.
The magistrate determined that the surety must reside within the court’s jurisdiction and have a verified address, as the matter was rescheduled for mention on March 16.