Wicked Soul: Court remands man, in prison for bathing wife with acid

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According to the Police Prosecutor, Insp. Sunday Fatola, Yahaya had attempted to kill his wife, Fatimo, 27, by pouring acid all over her body.

An Iyaganku Chief Magistrates’ Court in Ibadan on Monday remanded a 42-year-old man, Sofiu Yahaya, in Agodi prison over alleged attempt to kill his wife by bathing her with acid.

The Chief Magistrate, Mrs Modinat Akanni, who gave the order, said the accused should remain behind bars pending advice from the State Directorate of Public Prosecutions (DPP).

She directed that the file should be duplicated and a copy sent to the DPP for advice.

Yahaya, who lives at Oritamerin area of Ibadan, was arraigned on charge of attempted murder.

According to the Police Prosecutor, Insp. Sunday Fatola, Yahaya had attempted to kill his wife, Fatimo, 27, by pouring acid all over her body.

Fatola said the accused committed the offence on Aug. 24 at 4.00 p.m. at Oritamerin, Ibadan.

The offence contravened Section 320 of the Criminal Code, Laws of Oyo State 2000.

The case has been adjourned until Nov. 16 for mention.



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