Leadership (Abuja)

16 January 2013

Nigeria: Court Sentences Woman to Five Years Imprisonment for Throwing Baby Into a Dam

An Osogbo Senior Magistrates' Court on Wednesday sentenced a 30-year-old house wife, Yidiat Bakare, to five years imprisonment for throwing her baby into a dam.

The convict, who pleaded guilty to the offence, committed the crime on Jan. 10 at about 4 pm at Ifon-Osun in Orolu Local Government Area in Osun State.

According to the Prosecutor Joshua Oladoye, the convict has a misunderstanding with her husband Amodu Bakare, over feeding allowance.

"The quarrel made the woman to take the three-months -old baby to a dam in the area where she threw the baby," Oladoye said.

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