Adisa Funmilola: Court orders psychiatric tests for Mum who drowned infant daughter

Adisa Funmilola: Court orders psychiatric tests for Mum who drowned infant daughter

 

Oluwafunmilola Adisa, a 22-year-old lady, has being remanded in the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital (LASUTH) psychiatric department; for evaluation by an Igbosere Magistrates’ Court in Lagos on Wednesday .

 

The Police arraigned Adisa for allegedly drowning her one and half year old daughter.

 

Magistrate K.O. Doja-Ojo, who did not take the plea of Adisa; adjourned the case until June 26 for the outcome of the psychiatric evaluation

 

 

ALSO READ: Gowon Estate: Woman drowns baby, reveals deceased infant made her miss university admission deadline

 

 

Earlier, the Prosecutor, DSP Yetunde Cardoso told the court that Adisa committed the  offence on May 11; at about 8:20p.m. at Plot 222, 21/211 Road, Gowon Estate, Lagos.

 

Cardoso alleged said that the suspect killed her one and half-year-old child, by drowning her inside a bucket of water.

 

According to the prosecutor, the offence contravened the provisions of Section 223 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015.

 

1st News reports that Section 223 provides death as punishment for murder.

 

The Director, Office of the Public Defender, Lagos State; Dr Babajide Martins, prayed the court to remand his client  in a hospital for psychiatric evaluation.

 

Meanwhile, 1st News had reported that Adisa Funmilola confessed to drowning her baby because the child prevented her from going to university to study law.

 

Funmilola reportedly drowned the one-year and six months old baby inside a bucket of water in her apartment at Plot 22, Gowon Estate, Lagos, on Monday, May 11; and then reported herself to the Police.

 

She confessed to the police during interrogation that her baby deprived her of actualising her dream of becoming a lawyer.

 

According to her, she was impregnated by one Yusuf Folarin; while both were attending a Joint Admission and Matriculation Board, JAMB, class at City of Success in Abeokuta, Ogun State capital.

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Lilian Osigwe

Osigweh Lilian Oluchi is a graduate of the University of Lagos where she obtained a B.A (Hons) in English, Masters in Public and International affairs (MPIA). Currently works with 1stnews as a Database Manager / Writer. lilian.osigweh@1stnews.com

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