78-year-old man bathes son’s face with acid, blinds him

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A septuagenarian, Joseph Adetunji, who allegedly bathed his son’s face with acid, on Friday appeared before an Ojo Magistrates’ Court, Lagos.

Arraigned with Adetunji, 78, was his son-in-law, Abayomi Balogun, 60, who allegedly conspired with him to commit the crime.

Both are being tried for conspiracy and assault causing grievous harm.

Th two accused, according to the Prosecutor, Police Insp. Uche Simeon, committed the offences on Aug. 29, 2015 at 6.00 p.m. at 32 Road, A Close, Festac Town, Lagos.

He said the accused conspired and sprayed acid on the face of Mr Adesoji Adetunji, son to the first accused (the septuagenarian) and brother-in-law to the second accused, following a family dispute.

“Your Worship, I do not know the kind of dispute that will make a father to disfigure his son in this manner, the son has gone totally blind,” he said.

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