A man has stabbed his own son with a knife in the stomach and neck in an Abeokuta community, leaving people stunned.
An Abeokuta Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday remanded a 30-year-old man, Oyapidan Joshua, in prison for allegedly stabbing his son with a knife, NAN reports.
The accused, who resides on Sagamu road, Abeokuta, is facing a one-count charge of manslaughter.
The prosecutor, Insp Sunday Eigbejiale, told the court that the accused committed the offence on July 15 at about 9:30 pm on Sagamu road.
Eigbejiale said the accused attempted to kill his son by stabbing him with a knife on the neck and stomach.
The prosecutor said the accused had claimed his act was not intentional and had attributed it to the devil.
The offence, he added, contravened Sections 320 and 335 of the Criminal Code, Laws of Ogun, 2006.
The Chief Magistrate, Mrs Adeola Adelaja, ordered that the accused person to be remanded in prison pending receipt of legal advice from the Directorate of Public Prosecutions .
Adelaja adjourned the case till Sept.1 for hearing.