WOMAN, 31 BURNS SON’S HAND WITH HOT IRON, SEE GORY PIX

A 31-year-old mother who allegedly burnt her 12-year-old son with hot pressing iron, has been arraigned before a Tinubu Chief Magistrate’s Court in Lagos.

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The defendant, Shaki Adebayo, who resides at 210 Bamgbose St., Lagos Island, is facing a charge of assault occasioning grievous harm, an offence she has denied committing

The prosecutor, Sgt. Hafsat Ajibode, told the court that the defendant committed the offence on Feb. 10, at about 3pm at her residence.

Ajibode alleged that the defendant, a mother of three, assaulted her 12-year-old first child, by burning his body with hot pressing iron for not returning from an errand on time

“Adebayo claimed that she sent her son on an errand at about 9am and that he came back at about 4pm.

“She inflicted injury on the boy with hot pressing iron out of anger for the boy’s irresponsible act.

“A neighbour who was aware of the defendant’s maltreatment of her three children, forced the door open when she heard the boy’s screams and cries.

“When she saw how badly the boy’s body was burnt, she came to the station to report the defendant, which led to her arrest,” Ajibode told the court. (NAN)