Baby Falls Into Fire During Couple’s Fight Over Infidelity
A 42-year-old driver, Igwe Dike, has been arraigned before a Lagos State Magistrates’ Court in Ikeja, for allegedly beating his wife, Nkiru Egbo, with a plank which left her and their son seriously injured.
Dike was arraigned on two counts of assault and causing of grievous bodily harm, which he pleaded not guilty to.
Report have it that Dike assaulted his 35-year-old wife by beating her with the plank. and in the process hurt his baby. The defendant was aid to have been chasing his wife around with a cutlass, in the process the baby she had on he back fell into a fire, burning his face and hand.
While being interrogated, Dike said he got married to Egbo in 2006 and the marriage was blessed with three children.
He noted that they lived happily until he lost his job in 2016.
He said, “On the day of the incident, at about 12.30am, I came back to meet another man making love to my wife inside a vehicle.
“I immediately picked up a stick, opened the door of the vehicle and hit the man on the head with it.
“My wife took the stick from me and while we were dragging it, the man escaped.
“I later overpowered her and beat her mercilessly with the stick.
“She immediately ran towards where our baby was laid and picked him up. When she tried to run away with the baby, she fell and the baby fell into the fire.”
Dike added that his wife reported to the police which led to his arrest.
The presiding Magistrate, B.O. Osusanmi, granted him bail in the sum of N100,000 with one responsible surety in like sum, adding that evidence of tax payment and address of the surety must be verified.
The matter was adjourned till August 29 for trial.