When you appear in court, charged with assault and breach of peace, the line between freedom and imprisonment becomes very blurred.

The fear of going to jail must have gripped a 35-year-old transporter, Kareem Isiaka, when he appeared before an Ogudu Magistrates’Court, Lagos, on Wednesday.

He has been a wife beater and from the testimony, he allegedly wanted to inherit his wife’s eight-room self-contained building.

The prosecutor, Sgt. Lucky Ihiehie, told the court that the accused committed the offence on July 20, at Shop 261, Jakande Market, Ketu Garrage, Lagos State.

Ihiehe said that the complainant, Maryam Yekini, a trader, reported her husband at the Ketu Police Post.

“On the same day, Isiaka came to his wife’s shop to intimidate her, by pursuing her for almost 30 minutes round the garage, threatening to kill her.

“He ended up beating her to pulp and was rushed to a hospital, where she told a witness that her husband has been beating and maltreating her because he wanted to inherit her building.”

After listening to the testimony of the prosecutor, the Magistrate, Mrs O. Sule Amzat, ordered Kareem to write an undertaken that he would never beat his wife again, to avoid being jailed.

The transporter also played smart by admitting he truly beat up his wife over a property and showed remorse.