James Oluwadairo, a 52-year-old man, was arraigned on Wednesday before an Ikeja Chief Magistrates’ Court for allegedly beating his wife and failing to play his fatherly role to his children.

Oluwadairo who resides in number 28, Olarekun St., Abule Egba, a suburb of Lagos is facing a two count charge of assault and neglect of duty.

The prosecutor, Sgt. Rafael Donny, told the court that the offences were committed on Aug. 18 at the residence of the accused. He added that the accused beat up his wife when she requested him to give her feeding money.

 “If not for one of their neighbours who intervened, the woman would have been badly injured.

“Oluwadairo has also stopped providing for his five children 13 years ago,” he said.

The offences according to the prosecutor contradicts Sections 170 and 205 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2011.

The accused, however, pleaded not guilty to the charges.

The Chief Magistrate, Mr Tajudeen Elias granted the accused N100,000 with a surety in like sum and adjourned the case till Sept. 28 for hearing.