4 month-old baby remanded in prison with mom over assault

4 month-old baby remanded in prison with mom over assault


A 4-month old breast feeding baby, Akachi Keneth, is cooling his heels at the Kirikiri Maximum Prison pending when his mother will be released from custody by the court in Lagos State, western Nigeria.

His mother, Mrs Chinonye Kenneth, was arrested by the police at Ikotun Division and charged before Ejigbo Magistrates’ court with assault.

The alleged assault happened at their residence at 10, Omoboriowo street, off Ile Iwe bus stop, Egbe, where both suspect and victim reside.

Mrs Chinonye Kenneth was arraigned before the court for allegedly assaulting her neighbour, Godwin Anigbogu.

She reportedly pushed Anigbogu into a gutter during a quarrel, as a result of which he sustained injury.
The matter was reported to the police at Ikotun Division and Chinonye was arrested and taken to the station.

The matter was later charged to court where Chinonye is facing a two-count charge of assault and wounding under the Criminal Code.
When she was arraigned, she pleaded not guilty.

The presiding Magistrate, Mr A. A. Fashola granted her bail with two sureties in like sum and must have paid one year’s tax.

She was remanded in prison custody pending when her bail will be perfected.
Chinonye had to take her baby, Akachi, to the prison because the baby is still breast feeding.

The matter was adjourned till 18 November, 2015.

Newsweb Express


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