Published On: Fri, Dec 20th, 2013

Woman charged with murder of her son

A petty trader and single parent, Titilayo Odedele has been charged with the murder of her own son at the Ebute- Meta chief magistrate court, in Lagos, western Nigeria.

Her plea was not taken today.

The woman, a squatter in one of the white garment churches in Ajagunro-Imota Ikorodu in Ikorodu local Goverment area of Lagos state was alleged to have killed her two year-old son due to her inability to raise the boy alone.

The woman had not seen the father of the boy.

She was caught by a herbalist while she was strangulating the boy in a bush very close to the church. The herbalist was said to be working on a farm. The man arrested the woman and raised an alarm. The woman was later handed over to the police.

Odedele was thereafter arraigned before the court on a count charge of murder under section 221 of the criminal code.

The presiding magistrate Y. J. Badejo-Okusanya ordered that the woman be remanded in Kirikiri prisons pending the advice of the director of public prosecution.

The case has been adjourned till 3 February 2014.

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  1. bigger boi says:

    This is abomination!!!

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