Bus driver arraigned for threatening to kill his wife

A 50-year old commercial bus driver, Solari Oputa, was on Monday docked at a Badagry Chief Magistrates’ Court in Lagos State, for allegedly assaulting and threatening his wife, Keji, with death.

The accused, who resides at No 1 RS Oputa st., Cele Naiza, Ijanikin area of Lagos, is facing a two- count charge of assault and threat to life.

Prosecutor, Insp. Innocent Uko told the court that the accused committed the offence on Oct. 10 at his residence.

He told the court that the accused, who had earlier boasted that nothing would happen to him, allegedly assaulted his wife with an iron rod, attempted to strangle and threatened to kill her.

He said the offences contravened Section 411 and 56 (A) of the Criminal Laws of Lagos State, Nigeria 2011.

Section 56 provides that any person who threatens violence and found guilty of a misdemeanor, is liable to one year imprisonment

The accused, however, pleaded not guilty to the charges.
The Magistrate, Mr Abiodun Etti, granted the accused bail in the sum of N100,000 with one surety in like sum.

Etti ruled that the surety must provide evidence of tax payment to the Lagos State government.

He adjourned the case to Nov. 1 for hearing.

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