A 32-year old housewife, Mrs. Chinwendu Chita has been dragged before Ejigbo Magistrates Court on charges of alleged assault of her husband, Okechukwu Chita at their residence in Alhaji Agbeke Street, Ago Palace in Okota area of Lagos State.
Mrs Chinwendu was accused of continously assaulting her husband for not showing enough commitment in their marriage by getting her pregnant, leaving him scared of returning to their home.
It was gathered that Okechukwu, who hails from Anambra State, got married to Chinwendu from Abia State for some years but the couple had no child to show for the marriage despite the fact that Okechukwu was said to be a successful business man.
The wife was said to have been saddened by the situation which made her turn violent against Okechukwu.
The lady who allegedly began assaulting her husband in 2018, and subjected him to even more physical abuses when the police intervened in the matter.
The accused allegedly asaulted her husband after locking him up in their apartment 22nd December, 2019. She reportedly used a frying spoon to smash his head and face causing him grievous injuries, before forcefully collecting the sum of N650,000 from him in exchange for his life.
The wife was said to have continued to beat him despite warnings from the Police at Ago Division.
On Monday, Chinwendu was said to have grabbed Okechukwu, beat him mercilessly but he managed to run to the Police Station and reported the assault.
The DPO then sent one Police woman, Sgt. Ojooniyan Omonike, to invite her and she also assaulted the Police woman.
The Police eventually arrested her and she was charged before the Ejigbo Magistrates Court for the alleged assault on her husband and the Police woman.
She pleaded not guilty to the charges against her after being arraigned before the Magistrate of the Ejigbo court, Mr. T.O. Shomade.
The prosecutor, Supol Kenneth Asibor, then asked the Court to give a date for hearing to enable the Police to prove that she actually committed the alleged offence.
The Presiding Magistrate, Mr. T.O. Shomade, granted her bail in the sum of N700,000 with two sureties in like sum.