Lukman Soladoye, a father of four, showed up in court on Tuesday in Magajin Gari, Kaduna, to answer to charges of assault against his wife Kemi Soladoye and their four children.
According to Soladoye, he disciplined his wife and kids when they made a mistake but he also claimed to love them and only want the best for them.
The complainant previously stated, via attorney B.A. Tanko, that she had considered getting a divorce because of the constant abuse, but she ultimately decided against it and made a settlement with her husband.
She asked the judge to warn the accused person to stop hitting her and their kids.
The judge Malam Isiyaku Abdulrahman asked the defendant if he would promise to stop beating his wife and children and the defendant said he would stop beating the wife not children.
“If your wife does anything wrong to you, talk to her about it and show your displeasure; you are not supposed to beat your wife.
“As for your children, beating is not the only way to correct a child; always show love and affection to your children, pray for them and advise them”, the judge advised.
The judge said the court will continue to monitor the defendant’s behavior and asked the complainant to report to the court if the defendant assaulted her again. (NAN)