One Patrick Akpan, a resident in Jakande Estate, Lekki phase 1, has landed himself in trouble for allegedly torturing his daughter to death.
Naija News understands that the 35-year-old security guard was arraigned before the Lagos Magistrate court in Yaba for the crime which is said to have contravened the provisions of Section 224 and is punishable under section 229 of the Criminal Laws of Lagos State 2015. (Revised).
A police report revealed that Akpan beat the three-year-old girl to death on December 27. 2020.
Speaking on the case before the magistrate court, the prosecution counsel, ASP Thomas Nurudeen, said the suspect tortured the young girl with a belt for messing up his house. The police said that the victim died in her mother’s arms while being taken to the hospital.
In his ruling, the Chief Magistrate P.E. Nwaka shunned Akpan’s plea and ordered that the case file be duplicated and a copy sent to the Lagos Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) for legal advice.
Nwaka thereby adjourned till Feb. 23 for DPP advice.
Meanwhile, Femi Falana (SAN) has stated that the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) lacked the power to appeal the court judgment unfreezing the bank account of 20 #EndSARS campaigners, Naija News reports.