Mother of four arraigned for inflicting wounds on 12-year-old house help with blade

Mrs Opeyemi Omoyemi, a 36-year-old mom of 4, was arraigned in court docket on Monday for inflicting bodily accidents on her 12-year-old home assist, Joel Sunday.

Omoyemi, a widow, was prosecuted earlier than a Justice of the Peace Courtroom in Akure, the capital of Ondo State, on a five-count bordering on tried homicide, little one abuse and violence in opposition to somebody, amongst others.

The defendant was accused of inflicting many accidents on the physique of the underage home assist with a stick and razorblade after she accused him of stealing meat from the pot.

In response to the prosecutor, Emmanuel Tanimowo, the defendant dedicated the crime at her residence on the Idi-Mango Adewale axis of Ondo street in Akure, the state capital, on February 6, 2022.

The Prosecutor added that Mrs Alice Ayedun, a group well being officer, seen the boy writhing in ache with blood streaming from numerous elements of his physique which has been minimize after which she reported the incident to the police.

“To avoid wasting the boy from the lady, Ayedun pretended to be a nurse and stated she was taking him to the hospital for remedy. She then took the teen to the Fanibi police station to report the incident, which resulted within the defendant’s detention.

“She confessed to the crime on the police station, saying she noticed the boy take all of the meats in her soup pot. She claimed that as quickly because the teen seen her, he tried to flee, however she caught him. She later took him to the sitting room, the place she minimize numerous elements of the boy’s physique with the razor blade.

“The boy was later taken to the police clinic and is presently present process remedy however nonetheless in crucial situation.”

With the defendant pleading responsible to a few of the costs in opposition to her and never responsible to depend three, Catherine Ogunjebi who held temporary for the Worldwide Federation of Ladies Attorneys, FIDA, urged the court docket to remand the defendant in a correctional facility.

Nonetheless, the Defence Counsel, Gbenga Allen appealed to the Justice of the Peace to mood justice with mercy because the defendant was a primary time offender.

Following the prayers of the counsels, the Justice of the Peace, Mrs O.A Edwin adjourned for sentencing and trial until February 14.

The Justice of the Peace additionally ordered that the youngsters of the defendant be taken to a kids’s dwelling for custody. Supply: DailyPost

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