Man attacked with machete by son in Lagos State

Toluwani started smoking hard drugs at a tender age and whenever he was high, he would descend either on him or his wife, Monica and any of their three children with weapons with the aim to kill.

A machete

A 20-year-old youth has been arrested and charged to a magistrate's court for inflicting injury on his father with a machete in Lagos State.

The suspect, Toluwani Oluwarotimi, allegedly attacked his father, Elijah with a machete and inflicted injuries on his head and other parts of his body before their neighbours intervened, rescuing him.

PM News reports that the incident happened at their house located at 4, Jesus is the Head Street, Ijegun, on the outskirts of Lagos.

The matter was reported to the police at Isheri Oshun Division and it is reported that while the police attempted to arrest Toluwani, he resisted, launching an attack on the police officers themselve.

He was quickly overpowered and subsequently taken to the police station.

The youths father, Elijah says that Toluwani has been a thorn in the flesh of the family and they have done their best to change him to no avail.

According to Elijah, Toluwani started smoking hard drugs at a tender age and whenever he was high, he would descend either on him or his wife, Monica and any of their three children with weapons with the aim to kill.

Elijah says he has spent huge sums of money to get admission for him both within and outside Nigeria and at the end of their effort, he would frustrate it.

Toluwani had refused to go to school or learn any other trade but decided to wage war against his own family.

His character is said to have changed for the worse recently, when he declared that he would kill everybody in the family and he would start from his father, which he had already attempted to accomplish before his arrest.

Elijah said he has decided to hand him over to the police for peace to return to his family and possible rehabilitation during the time he would be spending in prison.

On his part, Toluwani admitted that he smokes but denied attacking his father.

He also admitted to having issues with his father because he does not care about his welfare and was rather more concerned about the other children who are said to be in different schools.

Toluwani was arraigned before the court where he pleaded not guilty.

The presiding Magistrate, Mr A.A. Fashola granted him bail in the sum of N100,000 with one surety in like sum.

Toluwani has been remanded in prison custody pending when he will perfect his bail, while the case has been adjourned till 11, November, 2015.

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