Father Arraign In Court For Allegedly Beating Son To Death

Judiciary

A 45-year- oldman, Sikiru Adebayo, was on Thursday arraigned in an Osogbo Chief Magistrates’ Court for allegedly beating his son to death.

Adebayo is facing a count charge bothering on murder preferred against him by the Police.

The Prosecutor, Sgt. Duro Adekunle, told the court that the accused committed the offense on July 31, at Abidogun Zone 7 area in Osogbo.

Adekunle said , the accused flogged his son, Uthman Adebayo to death after the son stole a belt belonging to a closed neighbour.

He said the offense contravened Section 319(1) of the Criminal Code Cap 34 Vol. 11 Laws of Osun, 2003.

The plea of the accused was not taken.

Defense counsel, Mudashiru Balogun, prayed the court to grant his client bail in the most liberal terms.

Balogun said the case file submitted to the Directorate for Public Prosecution (DPP) when released stipulated a manslaughter charge against his client but argued that the charge sheet brought before the court by the Prosecutor was on murder.

The Magistrate, Mrs Fatimoh Sodamade, however, turned down the bail application by the defense counsel and ordered for re-amendment of the charge sheet to indicate a manslaughter case as indicated by the DPP.

She ordered the accused be kept in police custody and adjourned the case to Aug. 11 for mentioned