Man, 37, Smashes 70-Year Old Mother’s Head

Posted on July 21, 2021

CYRIACUS IZUEKWE

A 37-year old man, Fatai Adegbesan, has been arrested in Lagos for allegedly smashing the head of his 70-year old mother, Alhaja Sidikat, as she slumped and died on the spot.


P.M EXPRESS reports that the incident happened at Cele area of Oke-Eletu in Ijede area of Ikorodu, Lagos, where they reside.

Fatai is now facing a murder charge, which if he is tried and found guilty before the Court, he may be sentenced to death or handed life imprisonment for the alleged offence.

The Police did not state what led to the quarrel between the suspect and his aged mother before he murdered her. He was said to have taken a plank, used it to smash her head and she bled to death. 

When she was taken to a hospital, the doctors merely certified her dead and her corpse was deposited at mortuary for autopsy report.

The matter was reported to the Police, who arrested Fatai and transferred him to the Homicide Section of the SCID, Panti, Lagos, for investigation.
After investigation, the Police operatives at the SCID found him culpable over the alleged offence.He was then charged before the Ebute Metta Magistrates Court for murder. 

The Court did not take his plea after the prosecutor, Inspector Orobosa Osagiede, asked the Court to refer the matter to the DPP for advice.

The Presiding Magistrate, Mrs A.O. Akinde, ordered his remand in Correctional Centre at Kirikiri town pending the outcome of DPP advice and directed the prosecutor to duplicate the file and send to the DPP.

The matter was adjourned till when the DPP’s report will be ready in order to determine if the matter will be transferred to the High Court over jurisdiction. 

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