A taxi driver, Adeyemo Mayowa, a 32-year-old father has been arrested for brutally assaulting his 18-month-old child, Okukute with a stick and also torturing him with cigarette.
Adeyemo who could not afford a lawyer was charged for exploiting a child and being a prejudicial to the welfare of the child.
The child was said to have sustained injuries on his body from the torture according to the inspector, Fagboyibo Abiodun.
Mr Adeyemo pleaded not guilty and also told the court that his mother was behind every evil befalling him spiritually.
He revealed that he has five children from five different mothers and that different pastors he consulted told him that his mother was the cause of his problems.
He also said things have not been going well for him, added that the son he tortured is the son his fourth wife gave birth to for him.
Adeyemo has been remanded at the llesha correctional centre and his case has also being adjourned to july14, 2020.