Pugilist 32-year-old fashion designer, Kingsley Okeke, dealt several blows on the woman, who had a month-old child for him “accidentally” right in the presence of the helpless baby on the ground.
Okeke, dealt several blows on the woman, who had a month-old child for him “accidentally” right in the presence of the helpless baby on the ground.
Okeke vented his anger on the woman, Esther Thomas, who had barely recovered from child birth.
“The man gave her violent blows and slaps on the face and injured her in the process.
“He failed to give the necessary assistance to his girlfriend, who is the mother of his child as promised thereby endangering the life of the child.
“Okeke, who was befriending the girl, did not know that she would be pregnant after several rounds of `unprotected sex’ and he immediately refused to take responsibility for the unborn child then.
“When the woman gave birth a month ago, Okeke apologised to her and promised to take full responsibility for the child but failed to do so”.
Okeke is, therefore, facing trial at a Benin Magistrates’ Court in Edo State for the offences.
After pleading not guilty, he was granted temporary freedom on a N200, 000 bail.
Dec. 12 has been fixed for the hearing of the case.