Aina Odetayo, a 35-year-old lawyer, was charged in an Igbosere Magistrate Court in Tinubu, Lagos State, for allegedly abusing her 12-year-old nephew by burning his back with a hot knife from the fire for allegedly stealing her N500.
According to Vanguard, Odetayo is facing a three-count charge of assault, inflicting injury, and preventing treatment, which the Police have preferred against her.
The lawyer, who lives at 13A, Green Hill Estate in Lagos’ Agege district, was summoned by Magistrate Azeez Alogba.
Inspector Michael Unah, the prosecution, told the court that the offender allegedly assaulted and infringed on a minor’s right.
The event occurred on November 14, 2021, at 13A, Green Hill Estate, Agege, Lagos, he stated.
“Odetayo beat up the minor who is her nephew, burned him, and injured his back with a hot knife from the fire,” Unah stated.
“The defendant, after wounding the youngster with a hot knife from the fire, stopped him from being treated at the hospital for his injuries on his body,” the prosecution continued.
According to the prosecution, the offenses were committed in violation of Sections 10,13, and 12 of the Lagos State Child’s Right Law of 2019.
However, the defendant pleaded not guilty to the charge.
Consequently, Magistrate 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, 2021, for mention.