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Wife Beats Husband, Sends Him Packing From His House

A 38yrs old lady, Blessing Igwe, has been arraigned before a Gudu Upper Area Court in Abuja for allegedly battering her disabled husband and sending him packing from his own house for days.

The wife, who was brought to court on Wednesday, was also alleged to have resisted arrest.

Igwe, who reside at CBN Estate at Apo in Abuja, is facing a three-count charge of assault, criminal intimidation and resisting lawful arrest.

The Prosecutor, Mr. Fidelix Ogbobe, said the complainant, one Robinson Igwe of Choos Estate, Apo reported the matter at the Apo Police Station on Aug. 2.

Ogbobe alleged that the wife was always taking advantage of her husband’s physical challenge to assault him all the time.

“The defendant always takes advantage of her husband’s disability to assault him. The complainant is a physically challenged person, who uses crutches to walk.

“He has been admitted in hospital because of a head injury as a result of assault and battery from his wife. Despite police intervention, the accused had repeatedly beaten her husband at the slighted provocation.’’

The husband had petitioned the commissioner of police in Abuja on the matter.

He said further that the defendant had also absconded with two children produced by the union for over a year to an unknown destination.

The defendant only reappeared on Aug. 1, after more than a year since she left her matrimonial home and sent the complainant out of his house for days.

“But when the complainant reported the matter to the police, the defendant resisted arrest on three different occasions until she was finally arrested on the fourth attempt by the police," he said.

Ogbobe also alleged that the defendant had also threatened to kill her husband.

The defendant, however, pleaded not guilty.

The Presiding Judge, Alhaji Umar Kagarko, granted the defendant bail in the sum of N20,000 with one surety in like sum. The case was adjourned to October 17.