Woman Land in Prison Over Domestic Violence Against Pregnant Woman

A 45-year-old woman, Yemisi Najimu, is to spend ten years in prison over a conviction of domestic violence against a pregnant woman.

Yemisi Najimu was convicted by an Ekiti State High Court sitting in Ado Ekiti after being found guilty as charged.

The convict was arraigned on a three counts charges which borders on attempted murder, acts intended to cause grievous harm, and occasion harm.

She was said to have on 26th August, 2019 at No. 20, Afro Akinyede Estate, Odo Ado, Ado Ekiti, did attempt to murder, cause grievous harm, and assault one Bosede Ojo, who is eight months old pregnant.

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An offence which is contrary to Sections 320(1), 322, and 355 of the Criminal Code Law, Cap C16, Laws of Ekiti State, 2012.

During trial, the victim, Mrs Bosede Ojo told the court that Najimu and her son were beating her child, after which she intervened to stop the fight.

According to her, the mother and son descended on her, pushed her, and she fell on the ground with her eight-month-old pregnancy, which led to abrupt delivery in the hospital, through surgery.

The prosecutor, Dolapo Oyewole, called five witnesses to prove the case and tendered statements of the victim and the defendant, as well as one cement block, and a medical report.

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The convict also spoke in her own defense through her counsel and called three witnesses to denied the allegations.

Delivering judgement, Justice Lekan Ogunmoye who noted that what the convict did was reprehensible enough said the punishment on her must be such that would serve as deterrence to her and others who may wish to behave in a similar way in the future.

The judge however tamper Justice with mercy by giving her option of seventy thousand naira fine.

Wahab Akinlade

Akinlade I. WAHAB is a dedicated journalist and the proprietor of I-WAHAB Media. He embarked on his career at Murhi International TV (MiTV) and subsequently joined Radio Nigeria as a Judicial Correspondent.With a profound interest in legal reporting, he currently holds the positions of Chairman at the National Association of Judicial Correspondents (NAJUC), Ikeja Branch, and Chairman at the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), Radio Nigeria Chapel.As the owner of I-WAHAB Media, he has successfully established Top Court News, a platform renowned for providing comprehensive coverage of court cases and legal developments, with the aim of promoting transparency within the judicial system.Akinlade's diligent work and unwavering commitment to ethical reporting have earned him immense respect within the Nigerian journalism community.

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