It was reported that a 35-year-old man who is Identified as Patrick Akpan and also a security guard has been jailed in prison for beating his daughter to death with belt.
The order was given by the Chief Magistrates’ Court in Yaba, Lagos on Wednesday.
The police charged Akpan with manslaughter.
Chief Magistrate P.E. Nwaka did not take the plea of Akpan for want in jurisdiction.
P.E Nwaka ordered that the case file be duplicated and a copy sent to the Lagos Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) for legal advice.
Nwaka adjourned the case until Feb. 23 for DPP advice.
The Prosecution counsel, ASP Thomas Nurudeen told the court that Patrick Akpan committed this crime on Dec. 27, 2020 at Jakande Estate, Lekki phase 11, Lagos state.
He said that Akpan beat up his daughter with a belt for messing his house.
The police said that the 3-year-old girl died in her mother’s arms while she was rushed to the hospital.
The offence, he said, contravened the provisions of Section 224 and is punishable under section 229 of the Criminal Laws of Lagos State 2015. (Revised).