Mother remanded for dumping her day-old baby in gutter
By Kayode Olabanji
A 21-year-old mother, Oluwaseun Samuel, has been remanded in prison custody by an Akure Chief Magistrate Court for allegedly dumping her day old baby boy in the gutter which led to his death.
The defendant was said to have committed the offence on August 1, 2019, at about 4:00am at Inufele area, Owo, in Ondo State .
According to the prosecution, the alleged offence contravened sections 327 of the Criminal Code, Cap. 30, Volume 1, Laws of Ondo State of Nigeria 2006.
The police prosecutor, Sergeant Suleiman Abdullateef, prayed the court to remand the defendant in prison custody, pending advice from the office of Director Public Prosecution in the State Ministry of Justice.
Counsel representing the defendant, Mr Adeola Kayode, did not oppose the remand application sought by the prosecutor.
The Magistrate, Mrs Victoria Bob-Manuel, ordered the remand of the accused at Olokuta prison custody pending the issuance of legal advice from the DPP’s office.
Bob-Manuel, directed the prosecutor to make both the original and duplicate of the case file available to the court clerk, while the court clerk should dispatch the duplicate to the DPP’s office and the original to the office of the Chief Registrar, Ondo State Judiciary for safe keeping.