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Man who battered his wife and bragged about it on Facebook has been arraigned in court, granted N500,000 bail

Sulaiman Maiyegun a.k.a Afobaje, the man who beat his wife, Mariam, and then took to his Facebook to boast about it, was arraigned before a Lagos Magistrates’ court, Igbosere for assault today Friday, May 15.

Maiyegun, after beating his wife, Mariam, dared the Police to arrest him in a post on Facebook that went viral.  Officials of the Lagos State Domestic and Sexual Violence Response Team (DSVRT) saw the viral post and reached out to ACP Gbolahan Odugbemi, Area Commander, Area J Police Station, who effected Maiyegun's arrest.

During his arraignment, the Police prosecutor, Supol Shinaolu Adeoye, told the court that Maiyegun committed the offense on May 5 at about 12.13am at Maiyegun Town, Jakande Estate, Eti-Osa Local Government. In the first count, Maiyegun was charged for alleged and unlawful assault of Mariam Omolara Gabriel with fist blow and causing her injury on her forehead and thereby committed an offense punishable under Section 173 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015.

He was also alleged to have posted an inciting and provoking publication on his Facebook page and thereby committed an offense punishable under Section 57(1)(a) of the Cnmmal Law of Lagos State, 2015.

Maiyegun pleaded not guilty for both cases.

His counsel, Mustapha Danesi, appealed to the judge to grant him bail in the most liberal terms as the matter is a family crisis.

The presiding Magistrate, Olufolake Oshin, thereafter granted him bail in the sum of N500,000 with two sureties in like sum. The sureties must be a cleric and a family member to the defendant and both must be taxpayers in Lagos.

She adjourned the case till May 22.


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