An Ikeja Magistrate Court on Friday remanded a 34-year-old wife beater Manga Bameye, in Kirikiri Prisons after pleading guilty to stabbing his co-tenant who prevented him from further brutalizing his wife.
The accused had pleaded guilty to the charge of causing bodily harm to his co-tenant, Mr. Charles Duse, but pleaded for forgiveness and leniency.
Earlier, the Police prosecutor, Sgt. Adetutu Sanusi, said the accused committed the offence on April 8 at his residence in Command area of Meiran, a Lagos suburb.
She said the accused assaulted his co-tenant, Duse, and also stabbed him with a broken bottle.
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“The accused stabbed the complainant with a broken bottle in his face.”
Sgt. Sanusi said the accused’s wife had run to the complainant to seek refuge from her husband’s brutality.
“The complainant rescued her and prevented the accused from further beating her, but the accused transferred his aggression to him and stabbed him in the face.
“The case was reported to the Police and the accused was immediately arrested,” she told the court.
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The magistrate, Mrs. Y.O. Ekogbulu, ruled that the accused be kept behind bars pending sentencing while April 18th was fixed for sentencing.
The offence contravened Section 245 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015, which prescribes seven years’ imprisonment for offenders.