Grandmother, 36, jailed for dumping daughter’s baby in bush

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A 36-year old grandmother, Mrs. Bosede Oyetunde, has been sentenced to one month imprisonment by a family court in Oke Eda, Akure, Ondo State, for dumping a day-old baby boy, her grandson, in the bush.

The incident happened in Omotoso town in Okitipupa local government area of the state.

It was gathered that the woman committed the offence on July 13, 2017.

The accused and her daughter, who is the baby’s mother, Opeyemi Isaac, were arrested by men of the Igbotako Police Division.

The duo, who were arraigned on two counts of felony and attempted murder, were said to have put the baby in a nylon bag before throwing him into the bush.

According to the charge sheet, the offences committed contravene “sections 516, and 320(2) of the Criminal Code, Cap 37, Vol1, Law of Ondo State of Nigeria, 2006.”

The accused pleaded guilty to the charges against them.

In her ruling, the chief magistrate, Mrs. O.A. Edwin, sentenced the grandmother to one month imprisonment.

She also ordered the convict to be reporting at Igbotako Police Station to render two months’ community service after the completion of her jail term.

The magistrate ordered the baby’s mother to breastfeed the baby in the Ondo State Children’s Home, under the supervision of the police, for a month.

After the court session, Opeyemi claimed her mother told her the child had died.

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