The police on Friday arraigned Lekan Oyelade, a welder, in an Abule Egba Magistrates’ Court, Lagos, on allegations of beating his 10-year-old son with a cable wire, and breaking his hand for stealing his N100.
Oyelade, 28, a resident of No.14, Akingbade St., Igando, Lagos, is facing a two-count charge of criminal assault and causing grievous harm.
Police prosecutor Rachael Williams, an Inspector, told the court that the accused committed the offence on June 13, at his residence.
Williams said the accused beat up his son with a cable wire and also broke his right hand, after accusing him of stealing his N100.
She also said the victim consequently sustained serious injury leading to the plastering of his hand.
The prosecutor said: “The defendant beat up his son with cable wire and also broke his right hand, the victim sustained injury leading to the plastering of his hand.
“The offences contravene Sections 170 and 243 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2011.’’
When the Magistrate, Mrs Adenike Shonubi, sought Oyelade’s reaction to the charges after they were read out to him, he pleaded not guilty.
Prosecutor Williams, therefore, urged the court to fix a date for the trial of the accused to commence.
Magistrate Shonubi admitted the accused to a N50,000 bail, with two sureties in like sum.
She adjourned the case until September 14, for the trial of the accused.