A 32-year-old commercial driver, Mr. Idowu Ali, has been remanded in Oke Kura Correctional facility in Ilorin, Kwara state for allegedly assaulting and macheting a two-year-old boy over domestic issue.
Mr Ali was dragged before an Ilorin magistrate court for offences bordering on criminal trespass, causing of grievous hurt and attempted culpable homicide, contrary to Sections 348, 248 and 229 of the Penal code Law.
The Police First Information Report said on June 7, 2022, the suspect attacked the family of one Emmanuel Ifeanyi, machetes his two-year-old son, Godwin Ifeanyi, on his left leg and used same cutlass to cut the right thumb of the complainant.
According to the report, the case was transferred from Divisional Police headquarters ‘C’ Division, Oja Oba, Ilorin, Kwara state to the Criminal Investigation Department on the of 14th of June, 2022 for discreet investigation.
On Monday, Emmanuel Ifeanyi, of Adabata area Ilorin reported at ‘C’ Division police station, Ilorin that on the 6th of July, he was with his family sleeping at the corridor of his house which is an upstairs when suddenly one Idowu Ali, male, of No.7 Alikali house Adabata, Ilorin climbed upstairs to challenge him over a domestic matter and left in anger only to return a few minutes after with a cutlass in his hand and forcefully kicked the door of his house open with the cutlass in his hand, attacked him and his family who were sleeping.
Police First Information Report explained that further Investigation conducted at the CID Ilorin revealed that the incident started when the son of Idowu Ali, named Alameen, 10 years old, was beating one Munachi, the son of Emmanuel Ifeanyi, and this degenerated into misunderstanding between both parents.
The Presiding magistrate, Mr Dasuki I.A who refused to grant the accused person bail, said the court would first determine the state of the victim before listening to any application.
The case was adjourned till August 29, 2022 for mention.
Reporting by Aliu Rabiu; Editing by Annabel Nwachukwu, Omotola Oguneye