Woman strangles son to death in Oyo


The Oyo State Family Court in Ibadan has remanded a 35-year-old Olufunke Sakiru at the Abolongo Correctional Centre, Oyo town, for allegedly strangulating her son to death.

The chief magistrate, Patricia Adetuyibi, who did not take the plea of the defendant, ordered her remand at the correctional centre pending the outcome of the legal advice from the state Directorate of Public Prosecution (DPP).

Ms Adetuyibi thereafter adjourned the matter until March 30, 2023, for mention.


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The defendant is facing a murder charge.

According to the prosecution counsel, Folake Ewe, the defendant, on December 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.

Ms Ewe said the offence is contrary to section 316 and punishable under section 319 of the Criminal Code, Laws of Oyo State, 2000. 

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