Angry Man Bathes Son's Face With Acid

The Ojo Magistrates' Court, Lagos on Friday charged a 78 year old man, Joeseph Adetunji, for professedly bathing his child's face with acid. 

Adetunji who was remanded with his child in-law, Abayomi Balogun, 60, is confronting trial for connivance and assault for causing horrifying damage. 

The Prosecutor, Police Insp. Uche Simeon, told the court that the pair submitted the offenses on Aug. 29, 2015 at 6.00pm at 32 Road, A Close, Festac Town, Lagos. 

Simeon said the accused plotted and splashed acid on the face of Mr Adesoji Adetunji, child to the main blamed and brother by marriage to the second charged, after a family question. 

"Your Lordship, I don't have the foggiest idea about the sort of question that will make a father to deform his child in this way, the child has gone absolutely blind," he said. 

The offenses contradicted Sections 172 and 411 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015. 

As per NAN, The blamed, while arguing not liable said he showered his child with corrosive out of self-preservation. 

Adetunji stated, "My child, Adesoji, is the famous odd one out of the family, and on a few events, he had endeavored to execute me to claim his legacy. 

"I have prepared every one of my kids to the best of my capacity, I sent them all to higher foundations, his sibling is a legal advisor and before the episode, he declined to act as he enjoys drinking liquor. 

"On the day being referred to, I was in my little girl's home endeavoring to help her and my child in-law to repair their auto. 

"My child came to me and his sister's better half with a broken container, requesting cash and in self-protection, I splashed sulfuric acid on him." 

The Magistrate, Mr A. A. Adesanya, reviled the charged for bringing laws into his hands, including that he ought to have included the police in settling the issue. 

Adesanya stated, "Seeing that three of the complainant's kin are here to vouch for his boisterous practices toward their dad means that things were extremely not going directly amongst father and child. 

"The police ought to have been included before it deteriorated to this," he said. 

Adesanya allowed the two blamed N100,000 safeguard each with two sureties each in like aggregate and dismissed the case until March 14.

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