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Man beats, threatens to shoot ex-wife over child’s custody


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.

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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.

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.

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“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.”

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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.

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