Magistrate Court

Street hawker, 36, docked for assaulting,threatening ex-wife over child’s custody

Spread the love

By Ngozi Njoku

Lagos – An Ogudu Magistrates’ Court in Lagos on Friday granted a bail of N30, 000 to a man, who allegedly beat his ex-wife  and threatened to shoot her over his child’s custody.

The court also gave the accused two reliable sureties in like sum, one of who must be a blood relation with an evidence of gainful employment.

Omomu, a street hawker residing at Agric in Ikorodu area of Lagos, is facing assault and threatening violence charges to which he has pleaded not guilty.

The prosecutor, Sgt. Ihiehie Lucky, told the court that the case was reported at Ketu Police Station on Sept. 6 by the complainant, a hairdresser.

Related Story:  Couple who met by accident after mistaken WhatsApp message end up getting married

Ihiehie said the accused came to the complainant’s house while she was making a customer’s hair and wanted to collect her three-year-old daughter by force.

“The complainant resisted,accusing him of taking away their two children of ages six and seven from her and took them to his mother’s place in Benin.

“He started beating her and spoiling everything in her house to the extent of threatening her with a knife and a pair of scissors if she refused.

“Neighbours came to her rescue as he broke her door and windows before they could even stop him, ” he said.

“Just before he was able to run away he had threatened to kill the complainant with a gun.”

Related Story:  Nigerian man marries his sex doll in 'Lagos'

The offences contravened Sections 56 and 170 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2011.

The Magistrate, Mrs. O.Sule-Amzat, adjourned the case to Oct. 27.

Edited & controlled by Dele Akinsola

Spread the love

Leave a Reply

Sundiata Post Media Ltd.

Address: 3rd Floor Office Suite, Bayelsa State Guest House, Plot 1038, Shehu Shagari Way, Maitama, Abuja, Nigeria.
Tel: 08033083361, 08094208271 and 092900705
Whatsapp: 08053069436

Enugu Regional Office: SW 1 New Haven Shopping Mall, Enugu, Enugu State, Nigeria.
Tel: +234(0)7062582838

London Office: 18 Belgrave Avenue, Wd18 7UE, Watford, United Kingdom.
Tel: +447417554143
Dubai Office: PAU Management Suite, Level 23 - Boulevard Plaza Tower 2, Emaar Boulevard,
P. O. Box 124342, Dubai, UAE.
Tel: +971 4 4096849 | Fax: +971 4 409 6850
About Us

SundiataPost is published by Sundiata Post Media Limited, Sundiata Post is Nigeria’s most authoritative online newspaper and ranks among the top five online news platforms in Nigeria.

Guild of Corporate online publishers
A Glance at Our Advert Rate.

Inside Pages

Size In Pixels - Amount

120×180 - N27,967.50

300×100 - N24,695

Text Link - N11,275

More Details info

About Us | Contact Us | Privacy Policy | Terms of Use | Advert Rate