A 37-year-old woman, Adeola Afonja has been ordered remanded in prison by a Plateau State High Court sitting in Jos.for allegedly beating her eight-year-old daughter to death for stealing
Afonja, who resides in Etobaba Village of Jos North Local Government Area, was charged by the police with culpable homicide, an offence punishable by death upon conviction.
The presiding judge, Justice S.P. Gang gave the order after the accused person pleaded not guilty to the charge, stating that she only wanted to correct her child.
Justice Gang adjourned the case until October 8 for continuation of hearing and to enable her get legal representation.
The prosecuting counsel, Inspector Onegbenoise Osho, had earlier told the court that the accused person used a cable wire to flog her daughter in a bid to correct her after she had allegedly stolen N350 from her mum.
He also alleged that the little girl collapsed during the fatal beating and was rushed to the Plateau State Specialist Hospital where she was confirmed dead on arrival.
According to him, the accused mother immediately informed her husband, Mr. Anisuida Felix, whom she is separated from, about the development, who in turn reported the matter at the Nasarawa Gwom police station.
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