Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Man, 37, accused of beating wife to death

A 37-year-old man, Babatunde
Gbolahan, was yesterday arraigned before a
Lagos High Court in Igbosere, for allegedly
beating his wife to death.
The defendant, who was arraigned for
manslaughter, pleaded not guilty to the charge
instituted against him by the Police.
According to the charge, "you, Babatunde
Gbolahan, committed the offence on October
13, 2009 at 9, Olatunji Street, Mushin, Lagos
at 7.40p.m."
It was gathered that the defendant had an
argument with his wife, Yemisi, which led to a
fight and he beat her to death with a belt and
State counsel, Mr. W. A. Quadri, informed the
court that the offence contravened Section 325
of the Criminal Laws of Lagos State, and urged
the court for an adjournment to enable him
produce his witness.
Presiding judge, Justice Aishat Opesanwo,
subsequently, adjourned the case to December

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