An Ado -Ekiti Magistrates ’ court has ordered the remand of a 42 -year – old man , Josiah Johnson in prison custody for allegedly beating his wife to death .
The prosecutor , Sgt . Oriyomi Akinwale , told the court that the accused committed the offence on July 3 at Erio -Ekiti in Ekiti West Local Government Area of Ekiti State .
He said that the accused , on the said date , unlawfully caused the death of his wife, Mrs Julianah Johnson by beating her to death .
According to him, the husband wanted s3xual intercourse with his wife , now deceased, but she declined saying she did not want to get pregnant after having seven children.
He told the court that the man , infuriated by his wife ’s refusal , beat her to submission and forcefully had s3xual intercourse with her,all of which led to her death .
Oriyomi said the offence contravened Section 319 (1 ) of the Criminal Code, Cap C 16 , Laws of Ekiti State . 2012 .
The prosecutor , however , sought an adjournment of the matter as he still needed legal advice from the office of the Director of Public Prosecutions .
The plea of the accused was not taken because of the development while his counsel , Mr Tunde Falade , did not object to the request for a short adjournment pending the outcome of the DPP ’s advice .
Magistrate Taiwo Ajibade consequently remanded the accused in prison custody and adjourned the case to September 12 .
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