Man remanded in prison for flogging son to death

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A 45-year-old man, Sikiru Adebayo, who allegedly beat his son to death was on Thursday arraigned in an Osogbo Chief Magistrates’ Court.

Adebayo is facing a count charge of murder after he flogged his son to death for stealing his neighbours belt.

The prosecutor, Sgt. Duro Adekunle, told the court that the defendant committed the offence on July 31, at Abidogun Zone 7 area of Osogbo.

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

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

Defence counsel, Mudashiru Balogun, appealed to the court to grant his client bail in liberal terms.

Mrs Sodamade instructed that the charge be amended as indicated by the DPP.

The case was adjourned until Aug. 11 for mention.

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