A customary court of appeal sitting in Iyaganku, on Tuesday, sentenced a 53-year-old Counsellor, Muyiwa Ojo-Osagie, to three months imprisonment for assaulting his mother-in-law in a church.
The President of the court, Mrs Basirat Gbadamosi, found Ojo-Osagie guilty as charged and sentenced him accordingly, but gave him an option of N20,000 fine.
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She said, “The defendant is sentenced to two months community service on count two of threatening to kill his mother-in-law.
“The convict is therefore ordered to write letter of apology to the complainant, Mrs Sarah Gbadebo.”
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the police charged Ojo-Osagie, a counsellor with the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) at the University College Hospital (UHC), Ibadan, with assault and threat to life.
The prosecutor, Insp Kola Olaiya, told the court that on August 11, 2019, at about 10am, the accused hit Mrs Gbadebo (81) with an umbrella handle while threatening to kill her.
He said that the accused assaulted his mother-in-law on the grounds that his former wife, Oluwayemisi, put their two daughters in her custody.