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House help burn 8-year-old girl's buttocks with hot stove in Lagos (graphic photo)

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A 37-year-old housemaid has been slammed with N500, 000 bail, by a Magistrate in Igbosere Magistrate Court, for burning the buttocks of an eight year old girl. 

Reports have it that, Fatimah Yakubu, burnt the little girl, Anu Oluwa, who was left in her care with a hot stove, for playing too much.
The accused who resides at No.15, Ologolo Street, Lekki in Lagos, pleaded not guilty to one count of grievous harm, preferred against her by the police.


Magistrate B. I. Bakare, who handed down the order, directed that the accused produce two sureties who must be gainfully employed.
He also said that the sureties must show evidence of tax payment to the Lagos State Government and have their addresses verified by the court.
Earlier, the Police Prosecutor, Seargent Friday Mameh told the court that the accused committed the alleged offence on April 10, at 11 am, at her residence.
Mameh said:

“Yakuba grievously harmed the eight-year-old girl left in her care by burning her buttocks with a burning stove which caused her bodily harm”.
The offence contravened Section 245 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015.
The case was adjourned until May 5.

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