Sikiru Adebayo, 45, wason Thursdayarraigned in an Osogbo Chief Magistrates ’ Court for allegedly beating his son to death.
The prosecutor, Sgt . Duro Adekunle , told the court that the accused flogged his son, Adebayo Uthman(pictured) to death on Monday, July 31, at his residence in Abidogun Zone 7 area of Osogbo, Osun State for allegedly stealing 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, prayed the court to grant his client bail on the most liberal terms.Balogun said that the case file released from the office of the Directorate of Public Prosecutions indicted a manslaughter charge against his client.The plea of the defendant was not taken.
The Magistrate, Mrs Fatimoh Sodamade, ordered remand of the defendant in police custody and amendment of the charge to reflect manslaughter as indicated by the DPP.The case was adjourned untilFriday, Aug . 11 for hearing.