A 35-year-old Father, Arogundade Hammed has been remanded in the Ebute Meta Magistrate’s Court for allegedly torturing his 13-year old son, Qudus, to death.
It was alleged that the father Arogundade tortured his son, Qudus to death for breaking into a neighbour’s house.
He allegedly tied him up and hit him with sticks and other objects for hours before Qudus gave up.
The charge sheet read in part, “That you, Arogundade Hammed,m, on the 27th day of June, 2013 at about 2215hrs, at New Site, Alagba Estate, Ikorodu Lagos in the Lagos Magisterial District, did unlawfully kill one Qudus Hammed,m, aged 13 years, by beating him to death.”
The prosecutor, Cpl Iyobosa Onaiwu, said the offence contravened section 221 of the Criminal Laws of Lagos State, Nigeria, 2011.
The accused plea was not taken.
Onaiwu applied that Arogundade be remanded in prison custody pending the advice from the office of the Director of Public Prosecution.
The magistrate, Mr. F.J Adefioye agreed to remand him in prison to await the DPP’s advice.