Ondo Court jails woman for brutalising house help

A Magistrate Court sitting in Akure, the Ondo State capital has sentenced a 36-year-old woman, Mrs Opeyemi Omoyemi, to four and a half years imprisonment for inflicting heavy body injuries on his 12-year-old house help identified as Joel Sunday.

Omoyemi was arraigned before a Magistrate Court sitting on a five-count charge of attempted murder, child abuse, violence against persons prohibition among others.

The defendant was said to have used stick and razor blade to inflict multiple injuries on the body of the house help who she accused of stealing pieces of meat from her pot of soup.

Delivering her Judgement, Chief Magistrate Olufunmilayo Edwin sentenced the defendant to three and half years on the first count charge of grievous harm she inflicted on the victim in the viral video.

The defendant was also sentenced to one year imprisonment on count five.

The defendant at the last sitting had pleaded guilty to three of the charges leveled against her

Before the Chief Magistrate delivered the judgement, counsel to the defendant, Foluso Kayode had asked the court to be lenient with his client.

He added that his client, is a first offender, stressing that she has not been arrested for any inhuman behaviour before now.

The magistrate also ruled that the defendant should appear in court in April 13 on count four bordering on human trafficking.