Man who beat his wife and boasted about it on social media accepts to pay N500,000 bail fine

One Sulaiman Maiyegun a.k.a Afobaje, who beat his wife Mariam and boasted about it on facebook that went viral, was on Friday arraigned before a Lagos Magistrates’ court, Igbosere for assault.

The trial Magistrate Olufolake Oshin admitted him to bail in the sum of N500,000.

Maiyegun, after beating his wife, Mariam, had boasted and dared the Police to arrest him in a post on Facebook that went viral.

The Domestic and Sexual Violence Response Team (DSVRT) had reached out to ACP Gbolahan Odugbemi, Area Commander, Area J Police Station, who ensured the arrest of Maiyegun.

Sulaiman Maiyegun was arraigned on a two count charge before Magistrate Oshin Friday.

Police prosecutor, Supol Shinaolu Adeoye told the court that the defendant committed the offence on May 5 at about 12.13 a.m. at Maiyegun Town, Jakande Estate, Eti-Osa Local Government.

In the first count, the defendant was charged for alleged and unlawful assault of one Mariam Omolara Gabriel with fist blow and causing her injury on her forehead and thereby committed an offence punishable under Section 173 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015.

He was also, on the same date, time, alleged to have posted an inciting and provoking publication on hisfacebook page and thereby committed an offence punishable under Section 57(1)(a) of the Cnmmal Law of Lagos State, 2015.

The defendant pleaded not guilty.

Supol Adeoye urged the court to remand the defendant while praying for a date to commence trial.

Counsel to the defendant, Mustapha Danesi urged the court to grant his client bail in the most liberal terms as the matter is a family crisis.

In her ruling, Magistrate Oshin granted the defendant bail in the sum of N500,000 with two sureties in like sum.

She ordered that the sureties must be a cleric and a family member to the defendant.

She directed the court registrar to verify the addresses of the sureties who she said must be tax payers in the state.

The matter has been adjourned till May 22

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