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Shocking: Grandmother sentenced to prison for dumping a day old baby in bush

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Shocking: Grandmother sentenced to prison for dumping a day old baby in bush
Shocking: Grandmother sentenced to prison for dumping a day old baby in bush

Shocking: Grandmother sentenced to prison for dumping a day old baby in bush

A Magistrate Court sitting in Okitipupa, Ondo state has sentenced one Mrs Bosede Oyetunde a grandmother, to one-month imprisonment for allegedly throwing a day old baby boy into the bush.

The 36-year-old grandmother was said to have committed the offence at about 8pm on July 4, 2017, at Omotosho area in Okitipupa local government area of the state with the mother of the day old baby, Opeyemi Isaac.

According to the charge levelled against the accused persons, the grandmother and her daughter were said to have agreed to commit a felony to wit murder and did unlawfully attempted to kill a day old baby boy by wrapping the child in a nylon bag and throw him into the bush.

The prosecutor, DSP Ojumu Olayemi, said the offence committed by the accused contravened sections 516, and 320(2) of the criminal Code Cap 37, Vol1 Laws of Ondo State of Nigeria 2006.

According to the report gathered, the police further explained that investigations by the men of the police command from Igbotako led to the eventual arrest of the first accused while the second accused was arrested after the investigation.

The accused persons, however, pleaded guilty to the two count charges when it was read to them.

Grandmother Oyetunde explained that she decided to throw the day old boy away because of the state of the mind of the baby’s mother, saying the fear of how to take care of the baby prompted her to throw the baby into the bush and attributed her action to work of devil.

Presiding over the ruling, Chief Magistrate Mrs O.A Edwin sentenced the first accused Oyetunde, to one-month imprisonment while the second accused was ordered to be taken to hospital for mental assessment.

Edwin finally ordered that the little boy should remain in the custody of Ondo State children home while she ordered the mother to be breastfeeding the baby.


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