A 35-year-old man, Bawa Joshua, yesterday appeared at an Ado-Ekiti Chief Magistrates’ Court in Ekiti State for allegedly pouring hot semovita on his wife, Grace.
He pleaded not guilty to a one-count charge of assault.
Prosecutor Johnson Okunade told the court the defendant committed the offence on May 7, about 8 pm, at Ayoomodara Street, Ado-Ekiti.
He said the defendant quarrelled with the complainant, and in the process poured hot semovita on her, which caused her harm.
Okunade said the offence contravened Section 415 of the Criminal Code, Law of Ekiti State, 2012.
He applied for adjournment to enable him study the case file and present his witnesses.
The defendant’s counsel, Mr. Kayode Oyeyemi, urged the court to grant bail to his client, promising he will not jump bail.
Chief Magistrate Adesoji Adegboye granted bail to the defendant at N50,000 with one surety, and adjourned the case till June 15 for hearing.