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Woman remanded for hitting daughter with hammer

Shari’ah court

An Ikeja Chief Magistrate Court on Wednesday, ordered that a 32-year-old woman, who allegedly hit her 11-year-old daughter with a hammer on the forehead, be remanded in prison custody pending legal advice.

Chinonso Michael, a resident of Iwaya area of Yaba, Lagos is facing a two-count charge of assault and assault occasioning harm.

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Chief Magistrate Olufunke Sule-Amzat, who did not take the plea of the defendant, ordered that she be remanded in Kirikiri Prisons. She ordered the police to send the case file to the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) for advice and adjourned the case until Sept. 30 for mention.

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Earlier, the prosecutor, ASP Benson Emeurhi, told the court that the defendant committed the offences on July 28 at their residence when she beat her daughter with a wooden turning stick and also hit her with a hammer on the head out of frustration.

The prosecution alleged that the daughter was rescued by neighbours who were at the scene of the incident.

Emeurhi said the matter was reported to the police and the defendant was arrested for questioning. (NAN)

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