A man arrested for padlocking his 4-year-old son’s mouth and beating him to death in Lagos has revealed the reason behind his action.
30-year-old Chris Elvis is said to have stated that he killed little Godrich because the latter watched him while he was having sex with his wife.
The suspect, who is separated from the boy’s mother, is also said to have burnt Godrich with a hot iron and locked him up in a water filled plastic container.
The Tribune reports:
Elvis has been remanded in Ikoyi Prison in Lagos, Lagos State by an Ebute Meta Chief Magistrates’ Court. He allegedly killed his son, for watching him while making love to his new wife.
The accused, who resides at No.7, Adetola Adelaja Street, Meiran, Lagos State, is facing a murder charge.
The chief magistrate, S.O. Solebo, who did not take the plea of the accused, ordered him to be remanded in prison, pending a legal advice from the Director of Public Prosecutions.
The prosecutor, Inspector Richard Odigie, had earlier told the court that the crime was committed on February 10 at about 5:00 p.m. at Elvis’ residence.
He told the court that the accused was not living with the mother of Godrich.
Odigie alleged that the accused beat his son to death for watching him while he was having sexual intercourse with his new wife.
“The accused beat the boy, used hot pressing iron on his body and padlocked his mouth. “ He further put the victim inside a plastic drum full of water and locked the drum with padlock. “An eyewitness reported the case at the police station, following which the accused was arrested,” Odigie told the court.