Man remanded in prison for allegedly beating wife to death

A 45-year-old painter, Akinwale Akinlabi, who allegedly beat his wife to death, has been remanded at a Custodial Centre. Yaba Chief Magistrate, K.B. Ayeye, who did not take the plea of Akinlabi ordered that the case file be sent to the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) for legal advice. The defendant is charged with homicide.

Earlier, the Prosecutor, ASP Thomas Nurudeen had told the court that the defendant committed the offence at 8a.m. on Feb. 2, at Ijaiye Ojokoro area of Lagos State, NAN reports. Nurudeen said that the defendant and his deceased wife, Tope, had a quarrel over the volume of a radio, which resulted in a fight. He said the defendant pushed the deceased, who hit her head on the edge of a table and died on the way to the hospital. Nurudeen said the offence contravened the provisions of Section 222 the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015 (Revised). Ayeye adjourned the case until July 28 for mention.

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