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11-year-old allegedly throws baby into well, remanded by court

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An 11-year-old boy has been remanded in a Special Correction Centre for boys by an Ebute Meta Chief Magistrates’ Court in Lagos yesterday, for allegedly throwing a one-year-old baby into well.

The boy had been charged with murder by the police, Guardian.ng reports.

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11-year-old allegedly throws toddler into well, remanded by court

The Chief Magistrate, Adeola Adedayo, who gave the order, adjourned the case until March 6, for the DPP’s advice.

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Earlier, the police prosecutor, Chinalu Uwadione, an Inspector, told the court the defendant had committed the offence on February 13, at about 4:00 p.m., at No. 6, Afolabi close, Ojo.

He alleged that the defendant had thrown a one-year-old baby boy into a well while carrying him around.

The offence, the prosecutor noted, contravened the provisions of Section 224 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015.

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