A 45-year-old woman, Aisha Ibrahim, has been remanded in prison custody by a Minna Chief Magistrate’s Court in Niger State for allegedly killing her granddaughter.
Ibrahim is standing trial on one-count charge of culpable homicide, contrary to Section 221 of the Penal Code Law.
Police Prosecutor Daniel Ikwoche on Friday told the court that the defendant’s son, Bello, of Fulani camp in the Rafi Local Government Area of the state, reported the matter at the station on July 19.
Ikwoche stated that the accused person had taken her son’s two-year-old daughter and threw her into a large body of water behind the house, following a misunderstanding with the deceased’s mother.
He said the little girl sustained injuries and died on the spot while her body was recovered from the water.
The defendant pleaded guilty, telling the court that she threw the baby into the water out of anger after her daughter-in-law slapped her during an argument.
The Presiding Magistrate, Nasir Muazu, however, did not take her plea as the court lacked jurisdiction to handle the matter.
Nasir adjourned the matter till August 30 for further mention pending legal advice from the Director of Public Prosecution.