The Ondo State Police Command on Monday arraigned before a magistrate court, sitting in Akure, the state capital,a widow, Mrs Opeyemi Omoyeni, for allegedly brutalizing a boy, Joel Sunday for stealing pieces of meat from her pot of soup.

It was gathered that the incident happened on Sunday at Adebowale Area of Akure, the Ondo State capital.

The defendant was alleged to have used stick and razor blade to inflict multiple injuries on the body of the victim in a viral video.

The 36-year-old widow, was arraigned on a five-count charge bothering on attempted murder, child abuse, violence against persons prohibition among others.

The defendant pleaded guilty to count one, four and five while pleaded not guilty to count three.

The Prosecutor, Mr Emmanuel Tanimowo said the defendant committed the offence on February 6, 2022 at her residence located at Idimango Adebowale , Ondo road, Akure, the state capital

However, Counsel to the defendant, Mr Gbenga Allen appealed to the court to temper justice with mercy as the defendant was a first time offender.

In her ruling the Magistrate, Mrs O.A Edwin said the defendant was guilty of count one , four and five and adjourned for sentencing and trial of count three till February 14.


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