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Domestic Violence: Wife Allegedly Assaults Husband For Failing To Impregnate Her

Posted by Amarachi on Mon 10th Feb, 2020 -

A woman has been arraigned in court for allegedly beating up her husband for failing to give her children.


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One 32-year-old housewife, Mrs. Chinwendu Chita, has been remanded by an Ejigbo Magistrate Court for turning her husband, Okechukwu Chita, into a punching bag at their residence at Alhaji Agbeke Street, Ago-Okota, Isolo over his inability to impregnate her.

Chinwendu claimed that she has been married to her husband for some years, but he has been unable to impregnate her and has not shown any commitment for them to have a child.

It was gathered that Chinwendu had constantly been assaulting her husband since 2018 to the extent that Okechukwu was said to be afraid to return to their matrimonial home.

It was also gathered that the Police at Ago Palace had intervened in the matter to no avail rather the situation became worse.

She was said to have locked up her husband inside the house on December 22,

2019 and assaulted him by using a frying spoon to smash his head and face, causing him grievous injury.

She was also alleged to have forcefully collected the sum of N650,000 from her husband before she spared his life.

It was gathered that Okechukwu, who hails from Anambra State, got married to Chinwendu from Abia State for some years but the couple had no child to show for the marriage despite the fact that Okechukwu was said to be a successful business man.

The wife was said to have been saddened by the situation which made her to turn violent against Okechukwu.

She was said to have continued to beat him despite warnings from the Police at Ago Division.

On Monday last week, Chinwendu was said to have grabbed Okechukwu, beat him mercilessly, but he managed to run to the Police Station and reported the assault.

She was reportedly assaulted the female police officer who was sent to invite her to the station as well.

The police eventually arrested her, and she was charged before the Ejigbo Magistrates Court for the alleged assault on her husband and the police officer.

She pleaded not guilty, and the prosecutor, Supol Kenneth Asibor, therefore asked the Court to give a date for hearing to enable the Police prove that she actually committed the alleged offence.

The Presiding Magistrate, Mr. Teslim Shomade, granted her bail in the sum of N700,000 with two sureties in like sum.

She was ordered to be remanded in prison custody pending when she would perfect her bail conditions while the matter was adjourned till March 11, 2020.

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