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Court remands woman for beating 3-year-old niece with iron belt

18 November 2015, 20:37

Lagos - An Ikeja Magistrates' Court on Wednesday remanded Juliana Monday, 33, in Kirikiri Prisons for allegedly beating up her three-year-old niece with iron belt.

The Chief Magistrate, Mr Tajudeen Elias, ordered that the accused be remanded in prison and adjourned the case till Nov. 24 for ruling on the bail condition.

The accused, a trader, who lives at no. 9, Irepodun Street, Agege, Lagos, is facing a charge of assault.

The Prosecutor, Sgt. Jimah Iseghede, told the court that the offence was committed on Sept. 22 at the accused residence.

Also read: Court orders remand of man, 49, over alleged killing 

Iseghede said the accused beat the little girl with an iron belt and caused her grievous harm all over her body.

"If not for the intervention of the neighbours that rescued the girl, she would have died as a result of bleeding from her mouth,’’ he said.

He also told the court that the girl's parents live in the North and gave their daughter to the accused to take care of her because she had no child of her own.

The offence contravened Section 171 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2011.

The accused pleaded not guilty. 



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