24th August, 2011
A mechanic, Tunde Shitta, 35 residing at 33, Adeniyi Street, Itire, Lagos, Southwest Nigeria, has allegedly beaten his 11-year old son, Taoheed, to death.
Tunde was alleged to have killed the boy by hitting him with a wooden stool on his head after he refused to go on errand for him.
The mechanic was later arrested and charged before the Ebute Meta Magistratesâ€™ Court on a count charge of murder.
The charge reads: â€œThat you, Tunde Shitta, of 33, Adeniyi Street, Itire, Lagos in the Lagos Magisterial District, did unlawfully killed one Taoheed Shitta, 11, by hitting him with a wooden stool on the head and thereby committed an offence punishable under Section 319 of the Criminal Code, Cap. C17, Vol.11, Laws of Lagos State of Nigeria, 2003.â€
He pleaded not guilty to the charge but his plea was not taken.
The presiding magistrate, Mrs. C. T. Adesola-Ikpatt, Chief Magistrate 1, ordered that he should be remanded in prison pending an advice from the Directorate of Public Prosecutions on the matter.
Adesola-Ikpatt also ordered that the case file be dupilcated and sent to the DPP.
The matter has been adjourned till 23 September, 2011 for mention.