A 30-year old woman, Uju Okeke has been arrested by the police for attempting to kill her neighbour’s two-year old boy, Bright Paul by hitting him with a big stone in Lagos State Western Nigeria.
Uju Okeke reportedly hit the victim, Bright Paul with a big stone on his head to avenge a quarrel she previously had with the victim’s mother.
The incident happened at 7 Opawande street, Obawole area of Lagos where they reside.
Although Paul did not die, he was seriously wounded and had bruises on his body. He was taken to a hospital where he is being treated.
The matter was reported at the police who arrested and charged her to court with assault under the Criminal Code.
She was charged before Ojokoro Magistrate’s court for the alleged offence. Neighbours who did not want to be named wondered why Okeke would chose to punish the little boy for a sin he knew nothing about.
P.M. NEWS learnt that the suspect had quarrel with the victim’s mother over an undisclosed matter.
Thereafter, Okeke grabbed the victim and after raining blows on him, took a big stone and hit his head.
When she was arraigned, she pleaded not guilty.
The presiding Magistrate, Mrs T. Akanni granted her bail in the sum of N50,000 with two sureties in like sum.
She was remanded in prison custody pending when she will perfect her bail.
The matter was adjourned to 17 November 2014.
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