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Abuja, Nov.15, 2019A Grade I Area Court in Kabusa, Abuja on Friday ordered that a woman,  Sadiya Usman, who pleaded guilty to abandoning a five-day-old baby in a bush, be remanded in a correctional centre, pending sentencing.

The police charged Usman, who resides at Shretti Kabusa Village, Abuja, with abandonment.

The judge, Aliyu  Kagarko,  adjourned the case until Dec. 10 for sentencing.

Earlier, the Prosecution Counsel, Mahmud Lawal,  told the court that the complainant, Amadu Bahago, reported the matter at the Kabusa Police Station on Nov. 3.

Lawal said that the complainant reported that he found the baby in the bush where it was abandoned.

He further said that during investigation, the defendant did not deny the allegations.

The offence, he said, contravened the provisions of Sections 237 of the Penal Code Law.
 

edited by Sadiya Hamza

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