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Father strangles 11-month-old baby

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AN ILE-IFE Magistrates’ Court in Osun State, yesterday, ordered a 40-year-old man, Abiodun Fatunmise, accused of killing his 11-month-old baby, to be remanded in prison.

Magistrate Olukunle Owolawi refused to take the plea of the defendant on the grounds of lack of jurisdiction and 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.

He adjourned the case until June 13, for mention.

Earlier, Joseph told the court that the defendant committed the offence on May 6, 2019, at 8:30 a.m., at Igboya area, Ile-Ife.

Joseph said that the defendant conspired with others at large to commit the offence and that the defendant strangled an 11- month-old girl to death.

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

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