Raging Husband Stabs Neighbour Trying To End Fight Between Him And Wife
An Ikeja Magistrates’ Court has today remanded in prison, A 34-year-old-trader, Manga Bameye after he pleaded guilty to stabbing his co-tenant who saved his wife from his brutality.
The accused who pleaded with his co-tenant, Mr. Charles Duse, begged for forgiveness and leniency.
The magistrate, Mrs. Y.O. Ekogbulu, ruled that the accused be put in prison pending his sentencing.
Earlier, the Police prosecutor, Sgt. Adetutu Sanusi, said the accused committed the offence on April 8 at his residence.
“The accused stabbed the complainant with a broken bottle in his face.”
Sanusi said the accused’s wife who was being beaten by her husband, ran to the co-tenant to save her from his fury.
“The complainant rescued her and prevented the accused from further beating her, but the accused transferred his aggression to him and stabbed him in the face.
“The case was reported to the Police and the accused was immediately arrested,” she told the court.
Naija News reports that the offence contravenes Section 245 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015, which prescribes seven years’ imprisonment for offenders.
The magistrate fixed April 18 for sentence.