A 47-year-old man has been dragged before an Akure Magistrate Court in Ondo State for allegedly beating his pregnant wife to death.
The man identified as Olabode Oluwaseun, was arraigned by the Ondo State Police Command on a one-count charge for allegedly hitting his wife, Blessing in the abdomen, which was said to have resulted into her death and her unborn child.
The accused was alleged to have committed the crime on April 3, 2020 at No 56, Oke-Agba area in Akure, the state capital.
According to the Police Prosecutor, Inspector Uloh Goodluck, the offence was punishable under Section 319 (1) of the Criminal Code Cap 36 Volume 1 Laws of Ondo State.
Uloh, who urged the court to remand Olabode to police custody pending legal advice from the Department of Public Prosecution emphasized that the crime was a case of murder.
Meanwhile, Counsel to Olabode, did not oppose application for a remand order.
The Presiding Magistrate, Aladejana subsequently ordered that Olabode be remanded in custody pending legal advice from the DPP following the adjournment of the case to September 8, 2020.