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Court Sends Mother Who ‘Drowned Baby’ For Psychiatric Evaluation

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Magistrates’ Court in Igbosere has sent a mother Olufunmilola Adisa, suspected of killing her baby, to the University Teaching Hospital () for .

The 22 year old woman turned herself in to the police, alleging that she drowned her 21 months old child in a bucket of water.

According to the suspect, the was intentional, showing in the way she confidently narrated what had happened on the day of the .

The court ordered the evaluation to enable medical authorities determine the state of her mental health and whether she is fit to face trial.

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The court gave the order following an application to that effect by the Director of the Lagos State Office of the Public Defender (OPD), Dr Babajide Martins.

The police in a temporary charge marked C/42d/2020 attached to the OPD’s application, “Adisa Oluwafunmilayo on May 11, 2020 at about 2020 hours at Plot 222, 21/211 Road Gowon Estate, Alimosho Local Government Area (LGA) Lagos unlawfully killed one Adisa Oluwanifemi, female, aged one and a half years, by drowning her in a bucket of water and thereby committed an offence punishable under Section 223 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015.”

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