Father remanded in custody for allegedly strangling 11-month-old baby to death

A 40-year-old man has been remanded into prison custody by an Ile-Ife Magistrate’s Court sitting in Osun State on Wednesday for allegedly killing his 11-month-old baby girl.

Magistrate Olukunle Owolawi did not take the plea of the defendant on the grounds of lack of jurisdiction, according to the News Agency of Nigeria.

The publication reports that Owolawi ordered the Prosecution Counsel, Assistant Superintendent of Police  Adebayo Joseph, to duplicate the case file to the office of the Director of Public Prosecution for legal advice.

The Prosecution earlier told the court that the defendant committed the offence on May 6, 2019, at 8:30 am, at Igboya area, Ile-Ife.

Joseph said that the defendant conspired with others to murder the infant.

According to him, the offence contravened the provisions of sections 316, 319 (1) and 324 of the Criminal Code, Laws of Osun, 2002.

The case has been adjourned until June 13, for mention.

Source JiveNaija.com
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