Housewife remanded for killing eight months old stepdaughter

A Magistrates’ Court in Minna, Niger State, has ordered the remand of a 20-year-old housewife, Zulai Kabiru, standing trial for allegedly killing her eight-months-old step daughter. The accused is standing trial on a count of culpable homicide, contrary to Section 221 of the Penal Code Law, the News Agency of Nigeria reports. The magistrate, Ramatu Adamu, did not take the plea of the accused on the ground that the court lacked the jurisdiction to hear the matter. The magistrate directed the police to forward the case file to the State Director of Public Prosecution for legal advice. She ordere ...