Lawyer allegedly burns nephew with hot knife for stealing N500

A 35-year-old lawyer, Mrs Aina Odetayo, has been arraigned before an Igbosere Magistrate Court, sitting at Tinubu
for allegedly assaulting her 12-year-old nephew with hot knife.

Odetayo was said to have burnt her nephew’s back with a hot knife from the fire, for stealing her N500.

She is facing a three-count charge bordering on assault, inflicting of injury and prevention of being treated, preferred against her by the Police.

The Prosecutor, Inspector Michael Unah, told the court that the defendant allegedly assaulted and infringed on the right of a minor.

He said that the incident took place on November 14, 2021, at 13A, Green Hill Estate, Agege area of Lagos.

Unah said, ” Odetayo beat up the minor who is her nephew, burnt and inflicted injury on his back with a hot knife from the fire.”

The prosecutor said, “The defendant after injuring the minor with a hot knife from the fire, prevented him from being treated at the hospital, of the injuries on his body.”

According to the prosecutor, the offences committed is punishable under Sections 10,13 and 12, of the Child’s Right Law of Lagos State 2019.

However, the defendant pleaded not guilty to the charge.

Consequently, Magistrate Azeez Alogba, granted the defendant bail on self recognisance and ordered her to produce her call to bar certificate before the Court.

The case was adjourned till November, 30, for mention.

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