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Man docked for allegedly beating his sister-in-law to a pulp



A 38-year-old man, Clement Simon, who allegedly beat his sister-in-law to a pulp was on Tuesday arraigned before a Kaduna Chief Magistrates’ Court.

Simon, who resides in Ungwan Boto Kaduna, is charged with assault.

The Prosecution Counsel, Insp Chidi Leo, told the court that the defendant committed the offence on Feb. 2 at his residence.

He said the defendant assaulted his wife’s older sister, Janet Godwin, who visited them to resolve a domestic dispute in the family.

“The defendant and his wife had a misunderstanding. The older sister came over to intervene but was assaulted by her sister’s husband,” he said.

He added that the defendant was arrested, and investigation showed that the defendant always harassed and arbitarily battered his wife.

The defendant, however, pleaded not guilty to the charge.

The Magistrate, Ibrahim Emmanuel, granted the defendant bail in the sum of N150,000 with one surety in like sum.

Emmanuel said that the surety must be gainfully employed with evidence of three years’ tax payment to the Kaduna State Government

He adjourned the case until March 4 for hearing.

Patience Yakubu

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