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Widow Bags 42 Months Jail Term For Torturing Househelp With Knife, Blade

Widow Bags 42 Months Jail Term For Torturing Househelp With Knife, Blade
  • PublishedFebruary 14, 2022

A woman identified as Omoyeni Opeyemi has been sentenced to forty-two months in prison for allegedly inflicting injuries on her househelp.
The accused was declared guilty of the offences on Monday, February 14, by a magistrate court sitting in Akure, Ondo State capital.

The widow who is a residence of Adebowale Street, in the Akure South Local Government Area of Ondo State is said to have used knife, and razor blades to brutalize Joel Sunday, her househelp.

During interrogation, it was disclosed that Omoyemi confessed to torturing Sunday for stealing meat and making her incur a debt of N100,000.

Narrating the incident in court, Police prosecutor, Mr Emmanuel Tanimowo said the crime was reported to the police by a community health worker, Mrs Alice Ayedun.

Tanimowo said, “Mrs Alice Ayedun was going to church when she saw Joel Sunday crying, with blood on his body and the woman was forced to stop to see what was happening; she saw the defendant beating up the boy at the back of the house.

“She immediately rescued the boy from the woman. The defendant had asked the boy to wash the blood off his body after she used a razor blade to cut his body and made open injuries.

“To rescue the boy from the woman, Ayedun told her that she was a nurse and that she was taking the boy to a hospital for treatment. The woman later took the boy to the Fanibi Police Station to report the matter, which led to the arrest of the defendant.”

Confessing about the crime at the police station, Opeyemi told police operatives that the boy had stolen all the meats in her pot of soup.

According to her, the boy upon sighting her tried to run away, but she held him.

She explained further that she later dragged him to the sitting room where she used the razor blade to cut various parts of the boy’s body.

It was gathered that the boy was brutally injured but has been taken to the clinic and currently undergoing treatment.

The 36-year-old widow who was arraigned before the court on a five-count bothering on attempted murder, child abuse, violence against person prohibition amongst others was found guilty of counts one, four and five. The Magistrate, Mrs O.A Edwin struck out count four.

Edwin then sentenced Opeyemi to three and half years imprisonment over the incident.

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