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Court Remands Woman In Prison For Torturing Daughter To Death

Valentine Chinyem

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Elizabeth Akinola, who was said to have tortured her daughter to death, has been remanded in prison custody by a Chief Magistrates’ Court sitting in Akure, the Ondo State capital.

The suspect, was said to have maltreated her four-year-old child named Testimony, whose lifeless body was rushed to the Ondo State Specialist Hospital with bruises all over her body, which led to her death.

However, while doctors battled to resuscitate the child, Akinola grabbed her lifeless body and disappeared from the hospital.

The woman was later arrested by the police in Ikare-Akoko after she was declared wanted.

Akinola was arraigned on a two-count charge bordering on murder and physical assault of her daughter.

Police prosecutor, Abdul-Lateef Sulaiman, told the court that he was filing a seven paragraph motion of notice on the murder case.

He said the offence committed by the woman was punishable under section 357 of the criminal code cap 37 vol.1, Laws of the Ondo State of Nigeria 2006.

He, however, prayed the court to remand the defendant in prison custody.

But counsel to the defendant, Israel Balogun, argued against the application of the prosecutor asking for the remand of the woman in prison custody.

However, in her ruling, Chief Magistrate Victoria Bob-Manuel ordered the remand of Akinola in prison custody pending the outcome of advice from the office of the Director of Public Prosecution.

The case was however adjourned until October 9, 2019.