21 January 2013

Nigeria: Woman, 30, Bags Five-Year Jail Term for Killing Child

Osogbo — A 30-year-old woman, Mrs. Yidiat Bakare, has been sentenced to five years imprisonment by an Osogbo Magistrate's Court for intentionally throwing her three months old child into a river in Ifon-Osun, headquarters of Orolu Local Government Area of Osun State.

Bakare, according to Police prosecutor, Mr. Oladoye Joshua,committed the offence on January 10, 2013, at about 4.00p.m.

She was said to have had serious misunderstanding with her husband Amodu Bakare on that fateful day.

Police prosecutor, told the court that her action led to the death of her baby, declaring she committed an offence punishable under section 325 of the criminal code, cap 34 voll II, laws of Osun State of Nigeria 2003.

Counsel to the accused person, Mr Jimoh Daramola, pleaded guilty to the one count charge against her client.

In his judgment, the presiding magistrate, Mr. Olusola Aluko sentenced the accused person to five years imprisonment with hard labour without an option of fine.

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