A family court sitting in Oke Eda, Akure, Ondo State, has sentenced a 36-year old grandmother, Mrs. Bosede Oyetunde, to one month’s imprisonmentfor dumping a day-old baby boy, her grandson, in the bush.
The incident happened in Omotoso town in the Okitipupa Local Government Area of the state.
It was gathered that the woman committed the offence on July 13, 2017.
The accused and her daughter, who is the mother of the baby, Opeyemi Isaac, were arrested by the men of the Igbotako Police Division.
The duo, who were arraigned on two counts of felony and attempted murder, were said to have put the baby in a nylon bag before throwing him into the bush.
According to the charge sheet, the offences committed contravened “sections 516, and 320(2) of the Criminal Code, Cap 37, Vol1, Law of Ondo State of Nigeria, 2006.”
The accused pleaded guilty to the charges against them.
In her ruling, the Chief Magistrate, Mrs. O.A. Edwin, sentenced the grandmother to one month’s imprisonment. She also ordered the convict to be reporting at Igbotako Police Station to render two months’ community service, after the completion of her jail term.
The magistrate ordered the mother of the baby to breastfeed the baby in the Ondo State Children Home, under the supervision of the police, for a month.
Opeyemi, after the court session, claimed that her mother told her that the child had died.
Source: ( Punch Newspaper )