An Ebute Meta Chief Magistrates’ Court in Lagos State on Wednesday remanded a 72-year-old man, John Udin, who allegedly killed his 14-year-old daughter in an attempt to correct her.
The Chief Magistrate, A.A. Demi-Ajayi, ordered that the accused should be remanded in prison custody, pending the advice of the state Director of Public Prosecutions.
Consequently, the court did not take the plea of the accused but adjourned the case to December 23 for mention.
Udin, who resides at 18, Adewole Street, Iba New Site, Ojo, Lagos, is facing a count charge.
The Prosecutor, Inspector Richard Odigie, had told the court that he killed her daughter, Gloria, on October 15 at 8pm at his residence.
Odigie said: “The accused hit his daughter with wood containing nails on her forehead.
“She started to bleed, but the accused didn’t take her to the hospital.
“The deceased fainted after four days and her mother rushed her to a hospital where she was confirmed dead.”
He said that the offence contravened Section 221 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2011.
Murder attracts death penalty.