A wicked father is in court for assaulting his daughter and inflicting injuries on her with an electric iron.
A 36-year-old mechanic, Mukaila Ogunbona, has been dragged before a Yaba Chief Magistrate's Court, Lagos, by the state Office of the Public Defender, for allegedly brutalising his daughter by beating her with horsewhip and using an hot electric iron to scald her body.
The accused who resides at 18, Ajenifuja Street, Ilaje-Bariga area of the state, has been charged with assault occasioning harm.
The prosecutor in the case, ASP Godwin Anyanwu, told the court that on May 28, Ogunbona had assaulted his 15-year-old daughter at his residence because she went out without.
According to Anyanwu, the girl had gone out with some of her friends without telling her parents and when her father got back home, her mother reported the insolence of the girl leaving home without permission.
When she came back home, her father descended on her and used an horsewhip to beat her mercilessly. Not yet satisfied, he used the hot electric iron to inflict injuries on her her laps, shoulder, ear and her buttocks.
It was her teachers who teachers who noticed the injuries on the girl in school that reported the case to the Office of the Public Defender which decided to take up the case and dragged the errant father to the police.