A Lagos lawyer has been sent to prison for chasing his wife away from their matrimonial home with  a cutlass.

The lawyer, Barrister Paul Osuigwe was sentenced and jailed for one month without an option of fine.

The incident happened at a family court at Magbo area of Lagos where Judge Dajo-Ojo was the presiding judge handling the matter between the couple, Paul and his wife, Golda over family rift.

The wife,  who was also a non practicing legal practitioner,  had dragged her husband to the family court for maltreating her and their four children and destroying her business.

It was gathered that when the matter came up at the court, the presiding judge ordered the parties to maintain peace pending the determination of the matter in court.

However, the wife alleged that Paul got home, brought out a cutlass to attack her and she fled with her children. And since then, they have not returned to the house and were homeless.

When the matter was brought to the notice of the court, their children also testified that their father actually used cutlass to attack their mother and chased them away.

The court found Paul guilty of contempt and sentenced him accordingly.

The embattled couple met during their days at the university where both studied law, got married and had children.

However, 15 years after, the marriage broke down and they were no longer in love over counter allegations between them.