Mother Who Buried Child Alive In Osogbo Osun State Jailed For 6 Years

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Feb 21, 2013 – Mother Who Buried Her Only Child Alive In Osogbo Osun State Nigeria Jailed For 6 Years

A Magistrate’s Court sitting in Osogbo, Osun state has sentenced a girl of 18 to six years imprisonment with hard labour for burying her only child alive.

In her verdict, presiding Magistrate, Mr Olusola Aluko, held that the convict, simply identified as Mrs Adeola Joseph does not deserve to be in the midst of human beings, as she looked untroubled for her criminal act. She said that “the convict is callous and may not change from her devilish act.”

Mrs Joseph was said to have buried her only child, Fatia Nafiu, alive in her residence located at Ijetu area of Osogbo.

According to the Police Prosecutor, Mr Solomon Oladele, the convict, Mrs Joseph, buried her child in the early hours of Monday, February 18, 2012 and the child was rescued after two days by a Good Samaritan, Prophetess Tunrayo Akinwande, who lives in the area.

He said the timely intervention of Prophetess Akinwande and other residents of the area, who exhumed Fatia from the grave and took her to the hospital, saved the two-year old innocent child who was still alive after two days in the grave.

Oladele maintained that the convict had, through her actions, committed an offence contrary to and punishable under Sections 320 (1) and 509 of the Criminal Code, Cap 34, vol 11, Laws of Osun State of Nigeria, 2003.

The convict, who was arraigned on a three-count charge of attempted murder, felony and breach of peace, pleaded the court for leniency.

The convict claimed that her parents were not favourably disposed to her marriage with the father of her child and had since been living alone without assistance from any individual, a development, which prompted her to terminate the life of the baby.

Also, the convict told the court that she decided to kill the baby due to her decision to relocate to Lagos in search of job and could not bear the responsibilities of nursing a child while trying to find her feet.

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13 thoughts on “Mother Who Buried Child Alive In Osogbo Osun State Jailed For 6 Years

  1. No reason what so ever does she have to commit such an abominable act. 6yrs is not even enof can’t she feed on just casava instead of thinking of killing. Did she realy felt child labor or pains.

  2. She is heartles, infact she deserves death instead of 6yr in prison. If comes back she will more than that, she doesnt have conscience at all.

  3. plead 4 forgivenes bt didnt u know there wil a hardship when u couldnt wait for the right person nd u marry by 18, i most tel u, u av sin against Holy Spirit u hardly b 4givn jst face d rebacurtn

  4. Was this woman evaluated for mental health issues? Sometimes, we are quick to jump to conclutions in nigerian, noboday in the right senses in nigerian will commit this act, she probably is suffering from deprssion, without medications, things like this can happen.

  5. truely this world is coming to an end if a mother who carry pregnancy for good 9mths,went through delivery pain and still has mind to do what she did,there must be something wrong.

  6. She said her reason being that there was no one to help her, so now that she is in jail am sure no one will ever visit her there

  7. I BELIEVE HERS IS A CASE OF MENTAL DERANGEMENT. AS HER LAWYER(IF SHE HAD ANY)APPARENTLY DIDN’T PLEAD THAT, THEN WE HAVE TO TAKE IT AS THE MAGISTRATE SAID, SHE’S NOT FIT TO BE FOUND AMONG HUMANS. I WONDER WHAT FEET SHE INTENDED TO GO AND FIND ELSEWHERE, WHEN SHE KDN’T EVN SHOW REMORSE FOR HER ACTION. I THANK GOD FOR THE BABY’S LIFE. THIS GOES TO SHOW THAT IF GOD SAYS YES, NOBODY CAN SAY NO.

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