Omoyeni Opeyemi, a widow, was condemned to three and a half years in prison by a Justice of the Peace court docket in Akure, Ondo State’s capital, on Monday Feb 14, for brutalizing her 12-year-old house boy, Joel Sunday.
In Tanimowo’s phrases:
“Mrs Alice Ayedun was going to church when she noticed Joel Sunday crying, with blood on his physique and the woman was compelled to cease to see what was occurring; she noticed the defendant beating up the boy in the back of the house.
“She instantly rescued the boy from the woman. The defendant had requested the boy to wash the blood off his physique after she used a razor blade to lower his physique and made open accidents.
“In order to rescue the boy from the woman, Ayedun instructed her that she was a nurse and that she was taking the boy to a hospital for remedy. The woman later took the boy to the Fanibi Police Station to report the matter, which led to the arrest of the defendant.
“At the police station, she confessed to the crime and that she observed that the boy had packed all the meats in her pot of soup. She said immediately the boy saw her, he tried to run away, but she held him. She later took him to the sitting room where she used the razor blade to cut various parts of the boy’s body. The boy was later taken to the police clinic and currently undergoing treatment, but still in a critical condition.”
The widow was indicted on counts one, 4, and 5 of a five-count indictment that included tried homicide, youngster abuse, and aggression in opposition to individuals prohibited. Count 4 was struck out by the Magistrate, Mrs. O.A Edwin.
Following the occasion, Edwin convicted Opeyemi to three and a half years in jail.