Woman remanded over murder of her baby


A Chief Magistrate Court in Sokoto, has order a business woman, Rabiat Mustapha, 30, to be remanded in prison custody over alleged murder of her baby born.
Rabiat, is said have had the baby out of wedlock, is facing a two-count charge of criminal conspiracy and preventing a child from being borne or causing its die after birth.
The accused pleaded guilty to the charge.
The Chief Magistrate, Abubakar Adamu, however, said the court lacked jurisdiction over the matter but ordered that the accused be remanded in prison custody.
Adamu adjourned the case till April 9, 2019, for mention and possible transfer to a court of competent jurisdiction.
Earlier, the Prosecutor, Corporal Umar Rabiu, told the court that the accused committed the offences on March 3, 2018, at Asada area of Sokoto.
He said that the woman conceived out of wedlock and gave birth to a baby boy, which she strangled to death and threw into a pit latrine, an offence which contravened Section 235 of the Penal Code.

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