An 11-year-old boy has been remanded in a Special Correction Centre for boys by an Ebute Meta Chief Magistrates’ Court in Lagos yesterday, for allegedly throwing a one-year-old baby into well.
The boy had been charged with murder by the police, Guardian.ng reports.
The Chief Magistrate, Adeola Adedayo, who gave the order, adjourned the case until March 6, for the DPP’s advice.
Earlier, the police prosecutor, Chinalu Uwadione, an Inspector, told the court the defendant had committed the offence on February 13, at about 4:00 p.m., at No. 6, Afolabi close, Ojo.
He alleged that the defendant had thrown a one-year-old baby boy into a well while carrying him around.
The offence, the prosecutor noted, contravened the provisions of Section 224 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015.