The Kwara State Police Command has arraigned a middle-aged man, Nurudeen Osioyemi before a magistrate court sitting in Ilorin for allegedly giving his wife, Balikis Aliyu, an unknown drug as a pain killer, which later led to the miscarriage of her pregnancy.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reported that the defendant was charged with criminal intimidation and causing of miscarriage, contrary to Sections 97 and 232 of the Penal Code Law.
The Prosecutor, Sergeant Olufolake Makosa, told the Magistrate Court that the defendant gave his unsuspecting pregnant wife an unknown drug to use for body pain, after which he threatened to kill or use her for ritual.
Sergeant Makosa added that the defendant’s wife packed out of her matrimonial home due to the unbearable attitude of her husband and after three days, she started bleeding from her private part.
The prosecutor told the court that Balikis was rushed to the Police Training School Hospital, Ilorin, where it was revealed that she had an incomplete abortion due to the drug she used.
The defendant on his part, however, pleaded not guilty to the charges.
The Magistrate, Mrs Shade Lawal, however, granted the defendant bail in the sum N200, 000 with two sureties in like sum.
She adjourned the case until July 12 for further mention. (NAN)182