A 33-year-old man, Adeogun Ayodeji, who allegedly assaulted his father-in-law, was on Tuesday charged before an Ikeja Chief Magistrates’ Court.
The accused, a factory worker, who lives at 4, Demola Abegunrin St., Meiran, Lagos, is being tried for assault.
The Prosecutor, Sgt. Rafael Donny told the court that the offence was committed on Feb. 7 at the accused residence.
Donny said that the accused had beaten his wife to a coma but when his father-in-law tried to rescue her, the accused assaulted him as well.
“The accused beat his wife, Mrs. Oluwatomisin Adeogun, on the stomach where she just did a surgery.
“The stitch on the stomach was not healed at the time he beat her and that was what led to her to coma,” he said.
The offence contravened sections 170 and 404 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2011.
However, the accused pleaded not guilty.
The Chief Magistrate, Mr. Tajudeen Elias, granted the accused N250,000 bail with two sureties in like sum.
The court adjourned the case to July 1 for mention.