A 32-year-old commercial driver, Idowu Ali, has been remanded in Oke Kura Correctional facility in Ilorin, Kwara state for allegedly assaulting and macheting a two-year-old boy over domestic issue.
Idowu Ali of Number 7, Alikali House, Adabata, Ilorin was dragged before an Ilorin magistrate court for offences bordering on criminal trespass, causing of grievous hurt and attempted culpable homicide, contrary to Sections 348, 248 and 229 of the Penal code law.
The Police First Information Report (FIR) said on June 7, 2022, the suspect attacked family of one Emmanuel Ifeanyi, at about 11:15pm, machetes his two-year-old son, Godwin Ifeanyi, on his left leg and used same cutlass to cut right thumb of the complainant.
The FIR said on 14/06/2022 the case was transferred from Divisional Police headquarters ‘C’ Division, Oja Oba,Ilorin, Kwara state to the Criminal Investigation Department for discreet investigation.
It said on 08/6/2022 one Emmanuel Ifeanyi, of Adabata area Ilorin reported at ‘C’ Division police station, Ilorin that on 7/6/2022 he was with his family sleeping at the corridor of his house which is an upstairs when suddenly one Idowu Ali, male, of No.7 Alikali house Adabata, Ilorin climbed upstairs to challenge him over a domestic matter and left in anger only to return a few minutes after with a cutlass in his hand and forcefully kicked the door of his house open with the cutlass in his hand, attacked him and his family who were sleeping.
The FIR explained that Idowu Ali, who aimed to behead Godwin Ifeanyi, the complainant’ son, incidentally cut the leg of the two and half years old, who was sleeping on the floor.
The FIR noted that while Emmanuel Ifeanyi was trying to collect the cutlass from the said Idowu Ali to prevent him from further harming his family member, Idowu Ali used the cutlass to attack him and cut his right thumb.
The FIR maintained that Investigation conducted at the CID Ilorin revealed that the genesis of this incident was that the son of Idowu Ali, named Alameen, 10 years old, was beating one Munachi, the son of Emmanuel Ifeanyi, and this degenerated into misunderstanding between both parents.
The Presiding magistrate, Mr Dasuki refuse granting the accused person bail , adding that the court must know the state of the victim before listening to any application.
The case was adjourned till August 29, 2022 for mention.