The Ondo State police command has arrested a 56-year-old former boxer, Moses Olapade, for allegedly beating his spouse, Tinuke, to a coma.
The incident reportedly occurred at their residence at No. 9 Odama Avenue within the Oke-Aro neighborhood of Akure when his spouse refused handy over the tv distant to him.
It was gathered that Olapade, a truck driver who plies the northern a part of the nation, had returned house from a journey on the fateful day and wished to look at a programme on the tv. He requested his 44-year-old spouse handy over the TV distant, however she refused.
Out of anger, Olapade rained punches on his spouse till she fell down and have become unconscious. It took the intervention of neighbors to rescue the lady from her husband after their youngsters ran out screaming for assist.
When the neighbors burst into the home to rescue the lady, they discovered her mendacity unconscious on the ground and rapidly rushed her to the closest hospital.
The matter was reported to leaders of the neighborhood, who then referred to as the police, and Olapade was subsequently arrested.
In different information, a 20-year-old girl, Fatima has taken her father earlier than a Kaduna Shari’a Court docket for allegedly pressuring her to wed a stranger.
Fatima testified in courtroom that she is in love with somebody, and based on studies, her father, Aliyu Muhammad, has threatened to take her to the village and power her into wedlock.
The courtroom was additionally knowledgeable by her lawyer, Malam Y.A. Bulama, that his consumer didn’t provoke a lawsuit towards her father out of disdain for him. Bulama stated;
“The daddy needs my consumer to marry a person of their village in Niger state. Proper now she’s dwelling in her aunty’s home as a result of he threatened to take her to the village and marry her off.”
Fatima’s father, nevertheless, argued earlier than the courtroom that he needed to honor his late dad and mom’ determination to decide on a groom for his daughter after they have been nonetheless alive. He stated;
“I married my six daughters off within the village and they’re doing effectively. Fatima’s mom is the brains behind her stubbornness. I would like permission to seek the advice of with my folks over this matter.”
In line with Shari’a legislation, a mother or father has the appropriate to pick out a companion for his daughter, nevertheless the choose Malam Isiyaku Abdulrahman stated that compelled marriage shouldn’t be inspired. He additionally suggested the daddy of the daughter to have endurance together with her.
In his phrases;
“You’re her father, due to this fact it’s best to pray for the perfect for her as a result of in case you are offended together with her she gained’t see good issues.
“Permit her to current the particular person she needs to marry and in case you are happy along with his faith and character, you permit her to get married”.
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