Woman Sent To Kirikiri Over N2,000 Bail

By Cyriacus Izuekwe

A house wife, Mrs. Patience Emmanuel, wept bitterly in the  open court in Lagos State, southwest Nigeria when she was taken into a Black Maria on her way to prison  custody because her husband could not meet up with N2,000 to facilitate her bail.

Her helpless husband watched as she was being taken to prison by a warder, he bent his head down and sighed before leaving the court premises.

Mrs. Emmanuel was remanded in prison custody at Kirikiri Lagos pending when she will meet  her bail conditions.

The 34-year old woman was arraigned before a Yaba Magistrate’s Court for assault. She was granted  bail in the sum of N2,000 with one surety in like sum.

Her husband, Emmanuel who  had  earlier thought that he had to pay the money in cash complained that he cannot afford it. Not knowning what to do, he watched helplessly as his wife was taken to prison because she could not met her bail  conditions.

He looked very sad. The embattled husband later told P.M.NEWS that it was sad for him watching his wife go to prison because of N2,000 only.

Patience was arraigned before a Yaba Magistrate’s Court for assault on Magret Sunday during a fight by hitting her with a stone on her head.

The incident happened at 28, Awolowo Street, Oworoshoki, Lagos.

The matter was reported to the police and Patience was arrested and charged to court for an  assault  contrary to Section 355 of the Criminal Code Law of Lagos State of Nigeria 2003.

She pleaded not guilty.

The presiding Magistrate, Mrs. S K Matepo granted her bail in the most liberal terms. However, she was remanded in prison custody because she did not meet up with bail conditions on time.

The matter was adjourned till 16 July, 2012.

4 COMMENTS

  1. Imagine! I pity d poor $ d less priviledged.What have we done 2 Farouk? $ our politicians who even fight @ their sitting bc of public funds.May God help Nigeria.

  2. @ Apu, are u saying the law should not take its cause or what? The judge is even lenient enough to had granted her bail in such amount. You should have rather said God should see us through this poverty level.

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