Man, 53, docked for allegedly beating in-law

The accused, who resides at Ita-Oshin area of Abeokuta, is facing a two-count charge of assault and malicious damage of property.

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The accused, who resides at Ita-Oshin area of Abeokuta, is facing a two- count charge of assault and malicious damage of property.

The prosecutor, Insp. Olakunle Shonibare told the court that the accused committed the offences on Jan. 14 at Ita-Oshin, Abeokuta.

Shonibare said the accused assaulted Mr Ojo Damilola, his wife’s elder sister’s husband for refusing to release his children to him after his wife packed out of his house with the children.

According to him, Oladimeji had impregnated his wife’s best friend which angered his wife

“The wife packed out with her children to her elder sister’s house.

“The accused went to his wife’s elder sister’s house and met the husband, Damilola, and told him that he came to pick his children.

“Damilola refused to release the children to  him because the mother of the children was not at home.

“The accused got angry and gave him a blow on the face and also bit his right thumb.

“During the fight, the accused willfully damaged one Samsung phone valued at N74, 000, property of Ojo Damilola by hitting the phone on the floor,” he said.

The offences contravened Sections 351 and 451 of the Criminal Code, Laws of Ogun, 2006.

The accused pleaded not guilty and was granted bail in the sum of N80, 000 with one surety.

The Magistrate, Mr Idowu Olayinka, adjourned the case to April 20 for further hearing.

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