A resident of Alagado community, Lagos Mainland, Mr. Adeyemi Akande, yesterday, Wednesday, December 27, 2017, appeared before an Ikeja Magistrates’ Court for allegedly threatening to kill his wife, Olanike over son’s paternity.
The suspect is being tried for threat to life and assault, the Police prosecutor, Sgt. Godwin Awase said.
According to the prosecutor, the accused committed the offences on October 10, 2017 at Alausa, Ikeja, Lagos Mainland.
The Prosecutor told the court that the accused beat and threatened to kill Olanike to reveal who the true father of her son was.
He added that the accused at first refused to release money for a DNA test when Olanike asked. He said however that Olanike on her own, released money for the DNA test.
“When the result of the DNA finally came out, it showed that Àdeyemi was the biological father of the child but the accused threatened to kill her,’’ Awase said.
The Prosecutor said the offences contravened Sections 56 and 172 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015 (Revised).
In his defense, the accused pleaded not guilty and was granted bail in the sum of N50,000 with two sureties in like sum.
The Magistrate, Mr. J.A Adigun, ordered that the sureties must be gainfully employed and must present two years tax certificate to the Lagos State Government.
The case was however adjourned until Monday, January 4, 2017 for mention.