The victim

A 37-year old nanny, Fatimah Yakubu has been sent to the Kirikiri Prison, Apapa, Lagos till she fulfilled the bail conditions granted her by an Igbosere Magistrate Court for allegedly using burning stove to burn the buttock of an 8-year old girl entrusted in her care by her parents over excessive play.

The accused was arrested on the ordered of the Divisional Police Officer, DPO in charge of Ilasan Division, Lekki, Lagos, SP Onyinye Onwuamegbu following a complaint by the parents of the victim.

The accused was arraigned before an Igbosere Magistrate Court on a one count charge of felony to wit, burning an 8-year old girl with hot stove which caused her severe bodily harm.



Police Counsel, Friday Mameh informed the court in charge No F/26/2018 that the accused committed the offence on 10 April, 2018 at 15, Ologolo Street, Lekki, Lagos.

Mameh told the Court that the accused used a burning stove to burn the buttocks of an 8-yeas old girl, Anu Oluwa entrusted in her care by her parents for allegedly playing too much.

He said, the offence, the accused committed was punishable under section 245 of the Criminal Laws of Lagos State, 2015.

The accused, however, pleaded not guilty to the charge in the open Court and Magistrate B.I Bakare granted her bail in the sum of N500,000 with two sureties in like sum.

Bakare adjourned the case till 3 May, 2018 for trial and ordered that the defendant be kept at the Kirikiri Prison, Apapa, Lagos till she fulfilled the bail conditions.




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