Legal Nigeria

Mother stabs 7-year-old son for removing neighbour daughter’s pant

An Ikeja Magistrates’ Court, Lagos State, on Tuesday ordered the remand of one Blessing Fred, 23, at Kirikiri Prison, for allegedly stabbing her 7-year-old son at the back.
The Chief Magistrate, Mr Tajudeen Elias, ordered for the remand of the accused as she pleaded guilty and adjourned the case till Sept. 23 for sentencing.
The accused, a stylist, who lives at No.12, Tunde Olushola St., Ijaiye, a Lagos suburb, was arraigned on a two-count charge of assault and grievous harm.
The prosecutor, Insp. Racheal Williams, told the court that the offences were committed on July 13, at the accused residence.
Williams said that the accused acted on her neighbour’s complaint that her 7-year-old son dragged her 5-year-old daughter inside the room, removed her pants and touched her private part.
“The accused was angry, beat her son severally and stabbed him at the back with a broken bottle.
“If not for the intervention of neighbours who rushed the victim to a nearby hospital, he would have died as a result of bleeding from the wound,’’ she said.
The offences according to the prosecutor, contravened Sections 170 and 244(a) of the Criminal Law of Lagos, 2011.