By Fatima Sogbade, Ibadan.
An Oyo State Family Court in Ibadan has ordered the remand of a 35-year-old woman, Olufunke Sakiru, at Abolongo Correctional Centre, Oyo town, for allegedly strangulating her son to death.
The Chief Magistrate, Mrs Patricia Adetuyibi, who did not take the plea of the defendant, ordered her remand at the correctional centre, pending the receipt of a legal advice from the state Directorate of Public Prosecutions (DPP).
She, thereafter, adjourned the matter until March 30, 2023 for mention.
The defendant is facing a murder charge.
According to the police prosecutor, Insp. Folake Ewe, the defendant on Dec. 1, at about 3.00 a.m. at Oge Irewolede area, Saki town in Oyo State, allegedly caused the death of her son, Ibrahim Sakiru, by strangling him to death.
Ewe said that the offence contravened Section 316 and was punishable under Section 319 of the Criminal Code, Laws of Oyo State, 2000.