A 33-year-old man, identified as Jones Okweshine, was charged with beating his wife as he was brought before an Ikeja Magistrates’ Court, Lagos on Monday.
The accused, who resides at Ogba, Lagos, is facing a 2-count charge of failure to provide the basic needs of his family and that of assault.
Okweshine, with no stated occupation, however, denied committing the offences.
The Magistrate, Mrs. B.O. Osunsanmi, granted the accused bail in the sum of N100,000 with two sureties.
Osunsanmi said that the sureties should be gainfully employed and show evidence of two-year tax payment to the Lagos State Government.
Earlier, the Police Prosecutor, ASP Ezekiel Ayorinde, told the court that the accused committed the offences in June 2018 at Ogba, Lagos.
She said he always threatened to kill the complainant whenever she asked him for money for the upkeep of their seven-months old and two-year-old children.
On that particular day, the complainant asked him for money and the accused carried out his threat and descended on her.
“The wife reported the case and that he was arrested,’’ he said.
The offences violated sections 172 and 207 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015.