By Nofisat Marindoti
A 47-year old housewife, Olagunju Temitayo, has dragged her husband, Hammed Abiodun aged 45, before a Magistrate Court sitting in Osogbo, State of Osun capital, over alleged battering.
Prosecutor, Fagboyinbo Abiodun told the court that the accused assaulted Temitope by beating her on 13th of January, 2018 around Dada Estate area in Osogbo where she sustained varying degrees of injury.
Abiodun said the offense contravened section 355 of the Criminal Code Cap 34, volume II, Laws of Osun State of Nigeria 2003.
Temitayo who was also in court, showed her roughly scarred body to the Magistrate, saying that she had left her husband’s house in March last year when the battering became unbearable.
The mother of two added that the accused had come to her new house on the said day and had dragged her down from a moving motorcycle before pouncing on her.
When his charge was read to him, Abiodun pleaded guilty of the offence, saying he only wanted to beg his wife to come back home on the fateful day before he eventually had to beat her again.
In his ruling, Magistrate Mary Awodele remanded the accused in Ilesa prison custody and adjourned the case till February 6, 2018 for sentencing.
She also ordered that the accused person’s relatives appear before the court on the adjourned date.