Father Jailed Four Years For Beating 11-Year-Old Son To Death In Lagos

Published 6 years ago by: Charles colins
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at 11:05 AM, 22/01/2013 (6 years ago)

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A Lagos High Court, Ikeja on Monday sentenced Mr. Obot Friday to four years imprisonment for beating his 11-year-old son, Michael, to death in September 2009.



37-year-old Friday was said to have beaten his son with a kitchen spatula (commonly called garri turner) at their residence Ikeja for refusing to sleep at home the previous day.

The deceased who was hit on the head was rushed to the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital, Ikeja, where he later died.

Justice Olabisi Akinlade in her judgment on Monday [Jan. 21] convicted Friday of manslaughter and ordered that the four-year jail term slammed on him would begin counting from October 9, 2009, which was when he had been on remand.

Akinlade said Friday’s confessional statement admitting hitting Michael with the spatula on his head which was the reason for which he was rushed to the hospital, was sufficient for the court to rely on to convict the accused.

“There is no evidence stronger than a person’s admission”, the judge said. The court also relied on the post-mortem report, which according to the judge, was tendered without objection.

“In the totality of the case, the prosecution successfully proved the case of manslaughter against the defendant. There is no justification for the defendant’s action”, Akinlade held.

Friday’s wife and mother of the deceased, Mercy, a witness of the incident, who had refused to testify during trial, had on June 15, 2011 interrupted the proceedings, pleading with the court to stop the trial of her husband.

Mercy had said if her husband, who had claimed to be working with a Lagos-based catering outfit, was convicted; it would be difficult for her to cope with the aftermath.

The convict was said to have beaten the deceased at his residence, 61, Awolowo Way, Ikeja, Lagos.

In his statement before the court, Friday had claimed that he was angered by the deceased’s attitude when being questioned on why he left home without permission.

He stated further that the reaction of the deceased was a further corroboration of a prophecy that the boy was a witch and that he had in the past “confessed to being involved in witchcraft”.

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winace at 11:20 AM, 22/01/2013 (6 years ago)
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Four years only!!! They shld have sentence him to life imprison.
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verah at 12:22 PM, 22/01/2013 (6 years ago)
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 :o Shocked Shocked Shocked  so bcos he no sleep fr awz u knack am kondo fr head?  Shocked Shocked now d boi don go slip fr heaven... Embarrassed Embarrassed Embarrassed Embarrassed.. we shuld always learn to control our anger as parents, children can b very provocative at times but we nid patience to deal wit them..  well go cool ur ass at jail am sure by d tym u r out u would hav learnt ur lesson  Sad Sad

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chicco77 at 12:28 PM, 22/01/2013 (6 years ago)
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 Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked
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Bettygirls at 12:54 PM, 22/01/2013 (6 years ago)
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life imprisonment should have been the best decision.4years is too small for such an act
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Rihannaaa at 01:00 PM, 22/01/2013 (6 years ago)
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His sentence commenced in 2009, which means by 2013 he would be freed. No wahala. Anger Na small madness. This is why I don't beat kids.

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paulohking at 01:03 PM, 22/01/2013 (6 years ago)
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 Shocked .
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lanudja at 01:12 PM, 22/01/2013 (6 years ago)
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Quote from: Bettygirls on 12:54 PM, 22/01/2013
life imprisonment should have been the best decision.4years is too small for such an act
And d 4yrs wil be rounded up dis yr since they re counting frm 2009... na wa.
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osamabinladin at 01:27 PM, 22/01/2013 (6 years ago)
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 Sad Sad Sad
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Noble12 at 01:41 PM, 22/01/2013 (6 years ago)
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Na wah
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torrejon_men at 01:47 PM, 22/01/2013 (6 years ago)
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Quote from: winace on 11:20 AM, 22/01/2013
Four years only!!! They shld have sentence him to life imprison.
What type of  woman are u ? this is just an accident that occured and the man agreed that he hit his son,
woman dont be so wicked ok
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Senegal at 01:51 PM, 22/01/2013 (6 years ago)
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very light sentence
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arsenal123 at 02:06 PM, 22/01/2013 (6 years ago)
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 Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked
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mallorca at 02:08 PM, 22/01/2013 (6 years ago)
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RIP to dead

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Solidstonez at 02:29 PM, 22/01/2013 (6 years ago)
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 Huh? Huh? Huh? Huh? Huh?

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cocoeni at 02:43 PM, 22/01/2013 (6 years ago)
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nawaooo
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ela214 at 03:11 PM, 22/01/2013 (6 years ago)
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only 4 yrs,hisss nigeria,
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PidginMOUTH at 03:13 PM, 22/01/2013 (6 years ago)
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 Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked                  that na bad father  Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked
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micc at 03:24 PM, 22/01/2013 (6 years ago)
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I c
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NYPDmike at 03:28 PM, 22/01/2013 (6 years ago)
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Quote from: verah on 12:22 PM, 22/01/2013
:o :o :o :o  so bcos he no sleep fr awz u knack am kondo fr head?  :o :o now d boi don go slip fr heaven... :-[ :-[ :-[ :-[.. we shuld always learn to control our anger as parents, children can b very provocative at times but we nid patience to deal wit them..  well go cool ur ass at jail am sure by d tym u r out u would hav learnt ur lesson  :( :(
Little girl wait till u have ur kids then u will understand that it takes only God grace to parent kids of now and days.. However im not in support of what he to did to his son but u people has to learn how to control what u write
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