A Minna Chief Magistrates’ Court, yesterday, ordered a 45-year-old woman, Aisha Ibrahim, to be remanded in prison custody for killing her grand-daughter by throwing her into a pool of water.
Ibrahim is standing trial on a one-count charge of culpable homicide, contrary to Section 221 of the penal code law. Police Prosecutor, Daniel Ikwoche, told the court that the accused person’s son, Bello Ibrahim of Fulani camp in Rafi Council, reported the matter at the station on July 19. Ikwoche stated that the accused person had taken her son’s two-year-old daughter and thrown her into a large body of water behind the house, following a misunderstanding with her son’s wife, the baby’s mother.
He disclosed that the little girl was said to have sustained injuries and died on the spot, while her body was found in the water. The accused pleaded guilty, telling the court that she threw the baby into the water out of anger after her daughter-in-law slapped her, following a misunderstanding.
The magistrate, Nasir Muazu, however, did not take her plea, as the court lacks jurisdiction to entertain the matter. He adjourned the matter until August 30 for further mention, pending legal advice from the State Director of Public Prosecution.