Driver machetes 2-year-old, father over domestic quarrel | Dailytrust

Driver machetes 2-year-old, father over domestic quarrel

A 32-year-old commercial driver, Idowu Ali, has been remanded in Ilorin, Kwara state for allegedly assaulting and macheting a two-year-old boy over domestic issue.

The suspect, a resident of 7, Alikali house, Adabata, Ilorin, was arraigned at a Magistrate Court in Ilorin for offences bordering on criminal trespass, causing of grievous hurt and attempted culpable homicide.

The offences, according to the police, contravened Sections 348, 248 and 229 of the Penal Code.

The Police First Information Report (FIR) stated that on June 7, 2022, the suspect attacked the complainant, Emmanuel Ifeanyi, machete his two-year-old son, Godwin on his left leg and used same cutlass to cut right thumb of the complainant (Emmanuel)

“Investigation revealed that the incident was as a result of a fight between Alameen, the complainant’s son and Munachi, the suspect’s son, which degenerated into misunderstanding between both parents. 

The police said when the accused returned from work in the night, he forcefully trespassed and pull down the door of the complainant’s house and rushed downstairs to pick a cutlass to attack the victims. ‘’Godwin is still undergoing medical attention in one of the hospitals in the Ilorin metropolis,” the charge sheet added.

Counsel to the defendant, G. T. Olumo, urged the court to grant his client bail, a move that was objected by the complainant’s lawyer, Onwa Ifeanyi.

The court adjourned the matter to August 29.


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