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Domestic Violence Police arraigns man in court for beating up wife

The accused, who was granted bail in the sum N100,000 with one surety in like sum, reportedly beat up his wife because she did not prepare his meal on time.

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An engineer named Monday Usifo, has been arraigned before the Ikeja Chief Magistrates’ Court, Lagos, for assaulting his wife, Blessing. 

According to the Daily Post, the violent attack on his wife was as a result of the latter's failure to prepare his meal at the appropriate time. 

The crime was committed on April 17, 2016, Sgt. Rapheal Donny, the prosecuting police officer said. 

Donny observed that the accused attacked his wife with a machete, hacking her on the head and left her with life threatening injuries.

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Blessing was quickly rushed to the hospital by concerned neighbours. This was a close shave as the incident might have led to the death of the woman, report says. 

“The accused hatchet his wife with a cutlass on the head, which led her to bleeding profusely," 

“If not for the intervention of the neighbours, who rushed the victim to the hospital, it would have been another story entirely”, the prosecutor said. 

His crime was reported to have contravened with Section 171 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2011. 

He was however granted bail by Mr Tajudeen Elias, the Chief Magistrate, in the sum of N100,000 with one surety in like sum. 

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