Magistrate orders remand of woman for allegedly flogging nephew with electric cable

The Magistrate Court sitting in Ogudu Lagos State, on Monday, ordered the remand of a 27- year-old woman, Eunice Agboye, in Kirikiri Correctional Centre, for alleged indecent treatment and flogging of her 11- year-old nephew with electric cable.

Penpushing reports that the police prosecutor, Sunday Bassey  had arraigned  the accused a resident of Ganiyu Estate by Igbolomu Bustop, Agric, Ikorodu, Lagos State, and told the court that she committed the offence on June 24, 2022.

The prosecutor said Agboye   unlawfully and indecently dealt with the 11- year-old by flogging his buttocks with an electric wire, ho he accused to have lost the sum of N1,000 she asked to go used to buy a product

“The victim, who has been living with the defendant for over three years, was sent to go and buy something and was given N1000. He came back to report that the money got lost and was beaten badly by the defendant. The victim sustained serious injuries on his buttocks and other parts of his body, “ the prosecutor said.

Penpushing further reports that, the defendant pleaded not guilty to a one-count charge of indecent treatment of a child, said to have been living with her for over three years, while the indecent treatment of a child attracts a seven-year jail term, according to Section 135 (1)(2) of the law.

The Magistrate, O.A. Daodu, in his ruling ordered that the woman should be remanded in Kirikiri Correctional Centre, directed the police to send the case file to the state director of public prosecutions for advice, and adjourned the case until July 14 for mention.

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