Man beats wife to death over N200 gift

A man identified as Henry Anaele, was on Wednesday, remanded in prison for the next 30 days by an Ebute Meta Chief Magistrates’ Court, for allegedly beating his wife to death over a 200 naira gift.

The Chief Magistrate, Mr. O.O. Olatunji said the accused should be remanded at the Ikoyi Prisons pending advice from the State Director of Public Prosecutions.

Anaele, 40, whose plea was not taken, had appeared on a charge for murder.

The offence contravened Section 223 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015 which prescribes a death sentence for offenders.

The magistrate adjourned the case until August 6.

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