Court remands woman for allegedly hitting daughter with hammer



An Ikeja Chief Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday, ordered that a 32-year-old woman, who allegedly hit 11-year-old daughter with a hammer on the forehead, be remanded in prison custody pending legal advice.

Chinonso Michael, a resident of Iwaya area of Yaba, Lagos pleaded guilty to beating her daughter with a wooden turning stick.

Chief Magistrate Olufunke Sule- Amzat, who did not take the plea of the defendant, ordered that she should be remanded in Kirikiri Prisons.

Sule-Amzat ordered the police to send the case file to the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) for advice.

The Chief Magistrate adjourned the case until Sept.30 for mention.

The defendant is facing a two-count charge of assault and assault occasioning harm.

Earlier the Prosecutor, ASP Benson Emeurhi told the court that the defendant committed the offences on July 28 at their residence.

Emeurhi alleged that the defendant beat her daughter with a wooden turning stick and also hit her with a hammer on the head out of frustration.

The prosecution alleged that the daughter was rescued by neighbours who were at the scene of the incident.

Emeurhi said that the matter was reported the case to the police and the defendant was arrested for questioning.

The offence, he said, contravened the provisions of sections 172 and 173 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State 2011.

Section 173 prescribes three-year jail term for assault occasioning harm,if found guilty.


edited by Sadiya Hamza

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