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Downham uncle denied hurting three-year-old on morning of his death
A DOWNHAM man accused of murdering his three-year-old nephew told the boy's grandmother "I didn't do anything to him" on the morning of his death.
Ben Igbinedion, 43, is accused of killing Daniel Evbuomwan at the defendant's home in Darent House, Brangbourne Road.
Daniel died of internal bleeding on March 2 at University Hospital, Lewisham.
His pelvis was shattered and several of his ribs fractured.
The Old Bailey heard that Daniel pooed himself while staying with Igbinedion and his wife, Sandra, the previous night.
Sandra, a nurse, was working that evening, leaving Igbinedion in charge.
Prosecuting counsel Richard Whittam QC told Daniel's grandmother Rosemary Evbuomwan: "Ben was crying when he told you about Daniel having pooed himself.
"He said he took his clothes off and he bathed him.
"He said: 'I didn't do anything to him mummy'."
Mr Whittam told the court Daniel often had problems wetting the bed.
He said: "Rosemary knew Sandra was going to work so she called to get him to go to the toilet so he wouldn't have an accident."
Defence counsel Philip Katz QC added that Sandra had also called Mrs Evbuomwan that evening to tell her Daniel was misbehaving.
Igbinedion denies a charge of murder.
The trial continues.