Ondo Court Remands Man For Threatening To Kill His Mother Over Her Refusal To Cook For Him

A 25-year-old hair stylist, Tomisin Odusanya, has been remanded in a custodial centre by an Akure Chief Magistrates’ Court for allegedly attempting to kill his mother, Mrs. Abbey Lizzy over her refusal to cook for him.The defendant was also said to have assaulted a police officer on his lawful duty.The defendant, who appeared before Chief Magistrate Musa Al-Yunus, pleaded not guilty to the four-count charge of assault, attempted murder and causing a breach of peace.The prosecutor, Nelson Akintimehin told the court that the defendant committed the offence on May 13, 2023 at 8:30pm at Third gate Oba- Afunbiowo Estate and at the ‘B’ Division Police Station, Oke-Aro.Akintimehim said that Tomisin assaulted his mother, Lizzy by biting her all over the body and threatening to kill her.According to the prosecution, the defendant at ‘B’ Division Police Station also conducted himself in a disorderly and indecent manner when the Divisional Police Officer was conducting cell state.The defendant was also alleged to have assaulted an officer, one PC Gbenga Falana with force No: 515988 attached to the station with the intent to resist and prevent his lawful detention.The offences, Akintimehin said, contravene the provisions of Sections 355, 86(i), 244(a) and 356(i) of the Criminal Laws of Ondo State, 2015.When asked by the court to narrate the incident, the complainant (Mother) told the court that the defendant, her son, has been violent and had always threatened her.The court granted the defendant bail in the sum of N300,000 with two sureties in like sum.Musa Al-Yunus said one of the sureties must be the defendant’s father and adjourned the case till May 28,2023, for trial.For his failure to perfect his bail, the defendant was remanded at the Olokuta Correctional custody.