A 49 year old father of nine, Mr. Adekunle Adewusi, allegedly dumped the corpse of his 4 year old daughter inside a canal in Lagos.
According to the prosecutor, Sergeant Kehinde Omisakin, he told the court that Adewusi who lives at Folorunaho Kuku Street, Opebi, Ikeja, committed the offences on February 7, around 10pm.
“The accused, in his statement, claimed that the deceased was pushed onto a sharp object by her playmates and because the wound was not properly treated, it developed into a big issue.
“Instead of taking the child to the hospital, he decided to treat her at home, which eventually led to her death.
“Instead of depositing the remains at the mortuary, the accused dumped her body inside a canal close to his residence. The deceased is the sixth child of the accused and he has eight other children.”
According to Omisakin, the offence contravened Sections 165(a) (b) and 411 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015.
The magistrate, Mr. A.T Elias, ordered that the man’s other eight children and wife should appear before the court on the adjourned date which is February 27.
The accused who pleaded not guilty was also remanded in police custody.