Judge Throws Son Into Prison In Edo State For Threatening to Kill His Parents With Knife & Bottle


A 30-year-old man,  Dickson Uwadinusu, has been remanded in custody by an Egor Magistrates’ Court, Benin, Edo State, for allegedly threatening to kill his parents.

The presiding magistrate, Mrs. E. Edokpayi, gave the order during Dickson’s arraignment on Thursday. The magistrate added that the remand was until the determination of the defendant’s bail application.

However, the accused told his girlfriend, who was present in court, that he was “happy” to go to prison, adding that he would see her on the adjourned date.

“I am happy that I am going to the prison and will come back for you on the adjourned date,” he said.

The prosecutor, Violet Soyemi, had earlier told the court that the offence was allegedly committed on November 4, 2016, on Agbanbe Street, in Evbotubo Quarters, Benin.

Soyemi explained that the accused had on the date locked his father, Goddy Uwadinusu, and his mother, Mrs. Elizabeth Uwadinusu, out of their matrimonial home and allegedly threatened to stab them with a knife and bottle if they attempted to enter the house.

She said, “The accused assaulted his father by pointing a knife and a bottle at him and threatening to stab him with the objects.”

The accused pleaded not guilty to the offence, which was said to be punishable under sections 86(1) and 351 of the Criminal Code.

The counsel for the defendants subsequently urged the court to grant him bail in liberal terms. But the prosecutor objected to his bail application, adding that he might continue threatening his parents if granted bail.

The presiding magistrate adjourned the case till November 29, 2016, for hearing.