An Ado Ekiti Magistrate’s Court has remanded a 42-year-old man, Josiah Johnson, in prison for allegedly beating his wife, Julianah, to death for denying him sex.
The offence was committed on July 3 at Erio Ekiti community in Ekiti West local government area of Ekiti State.
The deceased was said to have declined her husband’s request for sex on grounds that she did not want to get pregnant again after having seven children for the accused.
When the case came up for hearing on Thursday, police prosecutor, Sgt. Oriyomi Akinwale, told the court that the accused pounced on his late wife and give beat her until she died.
The prosecutor said the accused turned the deceased to a punching bag by hitting her with his fists repeatedly and went ahead to forcefully have sex with her until she gave up the ghost during the act.
According to Oriyomi, the offence contravened Section 319 (1) of the Criminal Code Cap C16 Laws of Ekiti State 2012.
The prosecutor further told the court that he had duplicated the case file and forwarded same to Office of the Director of Public Prosecution (DPP) for legal advice.
The accused plea was not taken as his counsel, Tunde Falade, sought for a short adjournment pending the outcome of legal advice from the office of the DPP.
The Presiding Magistrate, Taiwo Ajibade, ordered that the accused be remanded in Ado Ekiti Prisons while legal advice is being awaited from the DPP office.
She adjourned the case to September 12 for further hearing. The Nation