A 28 -year – old man , Temitope Ajayi , was on Monday arraigned before an Ado -Ekiti Magistrates ’ Court for allegedly assaulting his four- year -old son , Olalekan .
The police prosecutor, Sergeant Olubu Apata , told the court that Ajayi beat the four- year -old son to the extent of inflicting injuries on his body for allegedly defecating on his ( the father ’s) body .
The defendant is facing a count of assault.
Apata said , “The defendant committed the offence on September 18 in Ilupeju -Ekiti . The defendant assaulted his four -year – old son, Olalekan Ajayi , because he defecated on him.
“The defendant beat his son , which led to serious bruises on his body. The offence contravenes Section 355 of the Criminal Code , Laws of Ekiti State , 2012 .”
Temitope pleaded not guilty to the charge .
His counsel , Mr Gboyega Abiola, urged the court to grant him bail with a promise that he would not jump bail .
The magistrate , Mrs Kehinde Awosika , granted bail to the defendant in the sum of N 50 ,000 with one surety in like sum.
Awosika said the surety must be a blood relation of the defendant and adjourned the case till October 24 for hearing .