Peter Igboeli is a 54-year-old community leader who normally should be leading by example but he is sweating it out at the court for matters relating to domestic violence.

He was on Friday brought before an Ebute Meta Chief Magistrates’ Court to defend allegations that he punched his wife in the face and used a pestle to break her fingers.

The accused is facing a two-count charge of assault and threat to life.

He, however, pleaded not guilty to the charge.

The prosecutor, Sergeant Kehinde Omisakin, told the court that the accused committed the offences sometime in April 2013 and in June 2017, at Trade Fair Complex, Alaba, in Lagos.

Omisakin said that the accused had also threatened to burn down the shop of the complainant.

The Chief Magistrate, A.T. Elias, granted the accused bail based on self-recognizance and adjourned further hearing until August 7.