A 23 year-old stylist, Blessing Fred, was Tuesday, remanded in Kirikiri Prison for stabbing her 7-year-old son on the back for allegedly undressing a neighbour’s daughter, by a Lagos Magistrates’ Court sitting in Ikeja.
Blessing, who resides at No.12, Tunde Olushola Street in Ijaiye area of Lagos, was arraigned on a two-count charge of assault and grievous harm.
The prosecutor, Inspector Racheal Williams, while testifying in court, said the offences were committed on July 13, at the accused apartment.
According to the prosecutor, the suspect acted on her neighbour’s complaint that her 7-year-old son dragged her 5-year-old daughter inside the room, removed her pants and started touching her sensitive areas.
“The accused was angry, beat her son severally and stabbed him at the back with a broken bottle.
“If not for the intervention of neighbours who rushed the victim to a nearby hospital, he would have died as a result of bleeding from the wound,’’ she said.
Williams told the court that the offences contravened Sections 170 and 244 (a) of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2011.