An Ile-Ife Magistrates’ Court in Osun State has ordered that a 40-year old man, Abiodun Fatunmise be remanded in prison allegedly strangulating his 11-month-old baby to death.
The Magistrate, Mr Olukunle Owolawi, did not take the plea of the defendant, saying his court lack jurisdiction to try murder case.
Mr Owolawi asked the prosecutor, Mr Adebayo Joseph, to duplicate the case file to the office of the Director of Public Prosecution (DPP) for legal advice.
He therefore ordered the remand of the accused person in Ile-Ife prison custody pending the release of the legal advice.
The Magistrate adjourned the case till June 13, for mention.
Earlier, the Prosecutor, Mr Adebayo Joseph told the court that the defendant committed the offence on Monday May 6, 2019 around 8:30 in the morning at Igboya area, Ile-Ife.
Mr Joseph said that the defendant conspired with others now at large to commit the offence.
He added that the defendant unlawfully strangulated his own daughter, Ayomide Fatunmise, 11- month-old girl to death.
According to him, the offence contravened sections 316, 319 (1) and 324 of the Criminal Code, Laws of Osun, 2002.