The Lagos State Police Command has arraigned a 37-year-old nanny, Fatimah Yakubu before an Igbosere Magistrates’ Court in Lagos, for burning the buttocks of an 8-year-old girl under her care with stove fire.
The accused who was arrested on the order of the Divisional Police Officer, DPO in charge of Ilasan Division, Lekki, Lagos, SP Onyinye Onwuamegbu following a complaint by the parents of the victim over the incident which occurred at No. 15, Ologolo Street, Lekki, Lagos, was arraigned on a one-count charge of assault occasioning grievous harm before Mr B. I. Bakare.
Prosecuting Counsel, Friday Mameh told the Court that the accused used a burning stove to burn the buttocks of an 8-yeas old girl, Anu Oluwa entrusted in her care by her parents for allegedly playing too much.
“The defendant grievously harmed the 9-year-old girl by burning her buttocks with a burning stove which caused her bodily harm” Mameh said.
According to him, the offence the nanny committed was punishable under section 245 of the Criminal Laws of Lagos State, 2015.
Yakubu who pleaded not guilty to the offence, was granted bail in the sum of N500,000 with two sureties in like sum, as Bakare adjourned the case till 3 May, 2018 for trial and ordered that the defendant be kept at the Kirikiri Prison, Apapa, Lagos till she fulfilled the bail conditions.
Recall that few months ago, we reported that two kids identified as Ekene and Ebuka, were left fighting for their lives after they were set on fire by an ‘evil’ househelp.
According to Facebook user, Kingsley Chukwuemeka Ubani who shared the report, his cousins were set on fire three weeks ago by the househelp for no ‘concrete’ reason. He further disclosed that one of the kids, Ekene, who fought so hard to live, died as a result of the incident.