Son smashes stabilizer, wooden stool on mother’s head

An Ebute Metta Chief Magistrate Court, Lagos, on Tuesday remanded in prison a 29-year-old man, Taiwo Akinola, for smashing a stabilizer on his mother’s head.

The accused is facing an attempted murder charge.

The Chief Magistrate, Mrs. O.A. Komolafe, who gave the order, said the accused should be kept behind bars at Ikoyi Prison pending advice from the State Director of Public Prosecutions.


Earlier, Police Prosecutor Kehinde Omisakin told the court that the accused committed the offence on August 19 at 8am at No. 2 Raji Ajanaku Street, Ayobo, a Lagos suburb.


Omisakin said the accused had in a bid to murder his mother, Iyabo Fawole, 68, smashed an automatic voltage stabilizer and a wooden stool on her head. No particular reason was made known for the motive behind the act, but insiders do not rule out the possibility of Ritual purposes. As a notorious Cult around that area demands its followers to Kill a family member, be it Wife, Child or Mother to gain monetary wealth

The offence contravened Section 230(1) of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015.

The case has been adjourned until October 8 for mention.


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