A 27-year old tenant, Ukwenya Innocent has been arraigned before an Apapa Magistrate’s Court, Lagos State, Southwest Nigeria, for allegedly beating up his neighbour’s pregnant wife, Jenifer Omini.
The victim suffered fracture on her lower abdomen and was rushed to a hospital, while Innocent was arrested by the police.
The incident happened at 7, Goriola Street, Ajegunle, Lagos.
P.M.NEWS gathered that Innocent claimed that Jenifer had been insulting him since she became pregnant and he had repeatedly asked her husband to call her to order.
On the day of the incident, Innocent reportedly grabbed Jennifer and beat her up, and also gave her fist blow on her lower abdomen.
She slumped and was rushed to a hospital.
The matter was reported and Innocent was arrested by the police at Ajeromi police station and charged to court on one count charge of assault occasioning harm.
The offence, according to the police prosecutor, is contrary to Section 171 of the Criminal Code Law of Lagos State, 2011.
He pleaded not guilty to the charge
The presiding Magistrate, Mr. A.K.Shonubi granted him bail in the sum of N50,000 with two sureties in like sum.
The matter has been adjourned till 3 September, 2012 for mention. He was remanded in prison custody at Kirikiri, Lagos, pending when he will meet his bail condition.