Man arrested for torturing 18-month-old with lit cigarette

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Man arrested for torturing 18-month-old with lit cigarette

A man has been arrested for using a lit cigarette to torture a little baby.

The 32-year-old man, Adeyemo Mayowa has been remanded for assaulting his 18-months-old son, Okukute, by beating him with a stick and torturing him cigarette light.

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The Prosecutor, Inspector Fagboyibo Abiodun, said that the baby sustained injuries all over his body as a result of the cigarette torture.

Adeyemo was also charged for exploiting a child and being prejudicial to the welfare of the child.

The accused who could not afford a lawyer on his behalf pleaded not guilty to the two-count charges and told the court that his mother was spiritually behind every evil befalling him.

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According to him:

“I have five children from five different mothers. Several pastors I consulted told me that my mother was the one bewitching me.

I am a taxi driver but things have not been fine for me. The son I assaulted with sticks is the son that my fourth wife bore for me.”

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Chief Magistrate Modupe Awodele remanded Adeyemo in Ilesha Correctional Centre and adjourned the case to July 14, 2020.

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