4-yr jail term for woman who brutalised 12-yr-old minor
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4-yr jail term for woman who brutalised 12-yr-old minor
An Ikorodu Magistrates’ Court, has sentenced Funmi Otitoloju who resides in the Baiyeku community of Ikorodu to a 4-year jail term for allegedly torturing and brutalising her 12-year-old niece identified as Adeola for daring to enter the homes of her neighbours without permission.
Reports say the accused inflicted deep wound cust with a razor blade on her niece when she was quizzed after receiving reports from a neighbour and her landlord that she (niece) had stolen from them.
The incident which occurred on Thursday, June 9, 2016 at about 6am, saw blood flowing freely from Adeola’s neck after her aunt inflicted deep cuts on her.
Reports say Adeola was later rushed to a general hospital for treatment but the hospital demanded a police report and the intervention of a worker with the Child Protection Network in the Ikorodu area who was invited over saved the day for Adeola as she tabled the matter at the Ikorodu Police Division.
Funmi was later arrested by the police while Adeola eventually received medical treatment with reports suggesting that the Primary 3 pupil has been taken into government custody.
Funmi was later arraigned at the Ikorodu Magistrates’ Court, Ikorodu on two counts bordering on child abuse.
The charges leveled against Funmi in court reads thus; “That you, Funmi Otitoloju, on June 9, at about6.30am on Sambi Street, Off Macaulay area, off Baiyeku Road, in the Ikorodu Magisterial District, did assault one Adeola, 12 years old, with a razor blade on her right hand and neck, causing her bodily harm, and thereby committing an offence contrary to and punishable under Section 171 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State of Nigeria, 2011.
“That you, Funmi Otitoloju, on the same date, time and place in the aforementioned magisterial district, did unlawfully and indecently deal with a child, thereby committing an offence punishable under Section 135 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State of Nigeria, 2011.”
After pleading guilty to the charges leveled against her, Mrs. A.A. Oshoniyi, the Magistrate sentenced Funmi to four years’ imprisonment with no option of fine.
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