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A 38-year-old trader, Bosede Adio, who allegedly removed her husband’s two front teeth with a blow was on Thursday hauled up before an Ikeja Magistrates’ Court in Lagos.
Eyeonthenews.com’s correspondent was on ground when the accused was arraigned before the Magistrate, Mrs E. Kubeinje, on a two count-charge of breach of peace and assault.
Bosede, a resident of Segilola Sreet, Agege, Lagos, however, denied the charge and was admitted to a bail of N300,000 with two sureties in like sum.
The Prosecutor, Insp. Essien Ndarake, told the court that the accused committed the offences on April 24 at her residence.
He said that the accused unlawfully assaulted her husband, Mr Rotimi Adio by punching out two of his teeth.
Ndarake said that the accused assaulted the complainant because he could not provide feeding money.
“The complainant, who was financially broke left home without giving the accused money for food.
“He came back home and was hungry, he entered the kitchen, eat the food the accused cooked with her money.
“When the accused came back from a saloon and met the complainant eating her food, she got angry and hit him with a stick.
“Both parties engaged in physical fight, the accused who was bigger than the complainant in stature punches him severally on his mouth.
“Two of the complainant’s teeth fell off. The accused was not satisfied with his teeth falling off, she further threw the complainant on the floor, sat on his stomach and threatened to kill him by strangling his neck.
“But for the timely intervention of neighbours who rushed to the scene to rescue him when the complainant raised an alarm,” he said.
According to the prosecutor, the teeth were recovered at the scene of the incident.
The offences contravened sections 166 and 174 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015.
The accused may be jailed for three years if found guilty of assault according to the provisions of section 174.
The case was adjourned to May 11 for mention.