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After two weeks in detention, court grants 48-year-old woman bail for inflicting knife burns on minors



The Kwara State Family Court, chaired by Judge Shade Lawal, ordered the release of a Hajia Bilirakis Yahaya Mohammed after two weeks in prison for allegedly inflicting knife burns on two minors.

Latest Nigeria newspaper report that The defendant was sent to the Federal Correctional Center, Oke-Kura, Ilorin, the state capital. For the condition of bail of the defendant, the court requested a level 14 officer, who must also be a member of his family.

The court also set November 13, 2019, to read charges of the parents of the minors and the continuation of the defendant’s case. The 48-year-old woman allegedly used a hot knife to cause multiple injuries to the two minors who were her servants.

Latest Nigeria newspaper report that She was dragged into court on a charge of two counts of child labor, cruelty to children and causing damage contrary to Sections 28 (1) of the Child Rights Act 2003, 238 and 248 of the Criminal Code law.

According to the First Information Report, FIR, the defendant was arrested by agents of the Nigerian Civil Security and Defense Corps (NSCDC), following a complaint on October 10, 2019, in the intelligence and investigation department of the command headquarters Kwara State. , Ilorin by an Issah Adebayo of plot D28, area of ​​personnel rooms of the Ilorin Basin.

The plaintiff alleged that the defendant inflicted wounds with a hot knife to her maids for not flushing the toilet after use. As a way to punish the maids, the FIR revealed that the defendant used a hot knife on his rights and buttocks.

Investigations conducted at the NSCDC office under the FIR revealed that Mohammed abused the victims by causing bodily injury.

Latest Nigeria newspaper report that The prosecutor, lawyer Kehinde Ajide of the legal department, NSCDC, Kwara command, informed the court that the alleged crimes could not be rescued and that the court should order the defendant’s preventive detention pending the determination of the case.

Also, he said that the defendant can skip bail if granted and that she can abuse committing a similar crime. Chief magistrate Mustapha in his ruling, agreed to the prosecutor’s presentation since he ordered that the defendant be sent to the courtyard of the federal prison Okekura, Ilorin, until the next postponement.