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Woman remanded over step-daughter's death

11 November 2014, 15:30

Lagos - A Yaba Magistrates’ Court in Lagos on Monday remanded at the Kirikiri Prisons, Apapa, a woman, Aminat Moshood, who allegedly killed her four-year-old step-daughter.

Moshood, 24, who resides at No. 4, Moshalasi Close, Sari-Iganmu, Lagos, is facing a charge of murder.

The Chief Magistrate, Y.O. Aje-Afunwa, ordered that the defendant should be remanded in custody, pending legal advice from the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP).

The magistrate, who did not take the plea of the defendant, adjourned the case till December 10, for mention.

The prosecutor, Inspector Godwin Anyanwun, told the court that Moshood committed the offence on October 8, at Moshalasi Close, Orile-Iganmu, Lagos.

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Anyanwun said that the defendant killed one Nofisat Moshood, her step-daughter, by throwing her into a stagnant pond, where the little girl eventually died.

He explained that the defendant, who is the second wife of the complainant, one Akanni Moshood, lured Nofisat and her siblings to her house, with the intention to get her husband's attention.

The prosecutor said that by the time the complainant discovered that the children were with the defendant, she had maliciously killed one of them.

Anyanwun said that the offence committed contravened Section 221 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2011.

-  NAN

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