Zakaria Waye, a father of five, was charged with beating his wife, Ruth Zakaria, in Chief Magistrate Court 4 in Yola, Adamawa State.
During a quarrel on Wednesday, August 25, the accused from Girei town in Adamawa’s Girei Local Government Area allegedly fractured his wife’s lower jaw and damaged her left eye, according to reports.
Ruth, the victim, was unable to speak when she appeared in court on Thursday, August 26 due to operations to sew and wire her broken jaw.
Zakaria was also said to often hit his wife, sometimes in front of their children, if there was a quarrel between them.
Zakaria, on the other hand, pled not guilty to allegations of causing grievous bodily harm and other offenses.
He claimed in court that his wife was to responsible for the family’s problems, claiming that she had his private parts and hence he had to beat her.
The court, presided over by Magistrate Abdulrazak Adamu, ruled that the accused be remanded in custody at the Yola Correctional Centre and that the case be heard on November 22, 2021.