Court jails widow for cutting house help with razor in Ondo

A 36-year-old mother of four, Mrs Opeyemi Omoyemi, has been jailed by a Magistrate Court sitting in Akure, the Ondo State capital.


The convict was arrested for brutalizing and inflicting body injuries on her 12-year-old house help identified as Joel Sunday and bagged four and half years jail term following her arraignment on a five-count charge.


On count one, the defendant was sentenced to three and a half years in prison with hard labour, while on count five, she was sentenced to one year in jail.


The defendant was accused of inflicting various injuries on the body of the house help with a stick and razorblade after accusing him of stealing meat from her pot of soup.



She committed the crime in her home at the Idimango Adewale axis, Ondo road in Akure, the state capital, on February 6, 2022.


During the trial, the Prosecution Counsel, ASP Emmanuel Tanimowo, requested that count four be dismissed, which the Magistrate, Mrs O.A Edwin, approved.


Folusho Kayode, the Defense Counsel, urged the court to be lenient in sentencing the prisoner, as she was a first-time offender and she also had four little children.


Following the sentencing, the Magistrate also adjourned the case to April 13, 2022, for trial in count three of the charge bothering on trafficking in persons to which the defendant had pleaded not guilty.

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