A 36-year-old woman, Ifeyinwa Nlemchi, who in a jealous fit of rage allegedly
burnt her husband’s official documents to protest his adulterous acts,
was on Monday hauled up before a Yaba Chief Magistrates’ Court in Lagos.
The accused, who resides at No. 45, Church St., Fiwakesin, Agbede in
Ikorodu, Lagos State, is standing trial on a two-count charge bordering
on malicious damage.
Prosecutor Roman Unuigbe told the court that the accused committed the offences on Sept.16 at their residence.
alleged that the accused who suspected that her husband was having an
illicit relationship with another woman, planted a tape in his office
bag to record their conversations.
He said the accused also found
out that her husband was spending time at a hotel with another woman
and out of jealousy, took all the documents he had brought from work and
set them on fire.
“Her husband, who made a report at the police
station, said he wanted her charged to court for willfully destroying
four international passports belonging to clients of Multi Choice
The offences contravened Sections 338 and 348 of the Criminal Laws of Lagos State 2011.
Ifeyinwa, however, pleaded not guilty to the charges.
In his ruling, the Chief Magistrate, Mr P.A. Ojo, granted her bail in the sum of N200,000 with two sureties in like sum.
said one of the sureties must be a blood relation of the accused and
should be gainfully employed in a reputable and verified organisation.
In addition, the magistrate said the sureties must show evidence of tax payment to the government.
The case was adjourned to Nov. 4 for substantive trial.