Woman, 44, remanded in prison for burning teenager with hot iron

An Ogudu Magistrate Court in Lagos yesterday
remanded in prison, a 44-year-old woman,
Nneka Ilokwu, for allegedly burning a 16-year
old girl with hot iron. The accused, who lives
at 36, Fadeyi Street, Isheri area of Lagos, was
arraigned before Magistrate (Mrs) Sule Amzat,
on a two-count charge of assault and grievous
harm.
The magistrate granted Ilokwu (accused) bail in
the sum of N50,000 with two sureties in like
sum, after she pleaded not guilty. However, the
magistrate ordered that Ilokwu be remanded in
prison till she perfects the bail.
According to the magistrate, the bail condition
includes that the sureties must be members of
her family, and must also show evidence of tax
clearance.
It was gathered that the accused, popularly
called ‘Mama Emeka’ was arrested at her
residence in December 2016.
The case, which was reported to the police by
neighbours of the accused, had also attracted
the Lagos State Domestic and Sexual Violence
Response Team (DSVRT).

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