Woman Gets Five-year Jail Term For Drowning Her Baby


An Osogbo Magistrate’s Court has sentenced a 30-year-old woman, Mrs Yidiat Bakare to five years imprisonment for intentionally throwing her three months old baby into a river in Ifon-Osun, Osun State.

Bakare, according to Police prosecutor, Mr. Oladoye Joshua, committed the offence on January 10, 2013, at about 4.00p.m, a day she was said to have had serious misunderstanding with her husband Amodu Bakare.

Joshua told the court that her action led to the death of her baby, declaring that she committed an offence punishable under section 325 of the criminal code, cap 34 vol II, laws of Osun State of Nigeria 2003.

Counsel to the accused person, Mr Jimoh Daramola, who had no reasonable explanation for his client’s misdeed pleaded guilty to the one count charge against her client.

The presiding magistrate, Mr Olusola Aluko, in his judgement sentenced the accused person to five years imprisonment with hard labour, without an option of fine.


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