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Nanny Burns Child’s Buttocks With Stove Fire

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A nanny, Fatimah Yakubu, who allegedly burnt an eight-year-old girl’s buttocks on a stove, was Monday brought before an Igbosere Magistrates’ Court in Lagos.

Yakubu, 37, of No. 15, Ologolo Street, Lekki Lagos, is facing a one-count charge of assault occasioning grievous harm before Mr B. I. Bakare.

Prosecuting Sergeant Friday Mameh told the court that the defendant committed the alleged offence last Tuesday, at about 11am, at her residence.

Mameh said: “The defendant grievously harmed the eight-year-old girl by burning her buttocks with a burning stove which caused her bodily harm”.

The offence, Mameh added, is contrary to Section 245 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015.

Yakubu pleaded not guilty.

Magistrate Bakare granted him N500, 000 bail with two sureties in the like sum.

The case continues on May 5.

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