A Magistrates’ Court in Abeokuta Ogun State on Wednesday ordered that a 37-year-old man, Mutiu Sonola, who allegedly beat his wife to death for disobeying him, be remanded in a custodial centre, pending legal advice.
The Magistrate, Olakunleyin Oke, who did not take the plea of Mr Sonola, ordered the police to return the case file to the Lagos State Director of Public Prosecution, for legal advice.
Mr Oke adjourned the case until April 2, for mention.
Earlier, the prosecution counsel, Olubalogun Lawrence, a police inspector, told the court that Mr Sonola, committed the offence on December 25, 2019 at about 2 p.m., at Ijeun Tutun area in Abeokuta.
Mr Lawrence alleged that Mr Sonola killed his wife, Zanain Sotayo, 34.
He alleged that the decease on that day told Mr Sonola that she was invited over to her boss’ home for Christmas celebration.
“Sonola did not permit her to go. The two engaged in an argument and he beat her up, pushed her and she hit her head against the wall.
“Unfortunately when she was taken to the General Hospital, Ijaye, the Doctor confirmed that she was dead.” he said
The prosecutor, said the offence contravened the provisions of sections 316 and 319(1) of the Criminal Code, Law of Ogun, 2006.