Senior Magistrate Fadila Dikko has ordred that a Katsina housewife 20-year-old Lamratu Nasiru, been remanded in the Katsina Custodial Centre over the death of her stepdaughter at Unguwar Shalele village, Katsina State.
The Senior Magistrate granted the order after hearing from the prosecutor ASP Sani Ado, said the seven-month-old baby sustained a serious injury on her head and was rushed to the general hospital at Musawa, where she was certified dead by a medical doctor.
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Sani told the court that the victim’s mother reported the case at the divisional police headquarters, Matazu, following which Lamratu was arrested.
The housewives were said to be fighting when Lamaratu allegedly hit the baby girl’s head with a stick.
The court also heard that Zabbau allegedly sustained injuries during the brawl
Ado, however, told the court that investigation was still in progress and pleaded for another date when the case could come up for mention.
She directed that Lamratu be remanded and adjourned the case till October 24, 2022, for mention.
Lamaratu is standing trial on one count of culpable homicide in accordance with Section 189 of the Katsina State Penal Code Law, 2021.
Both Lamratu and the victim’s mother, Zabbau, were married to one Mallam Nasiru of Unguwar Shalele village, in the Matazu Local Government Area of the state.