22-year-old lady identified as Olufunmilola Adisa who drowned her baby in Lagos on May 11 has been taken to the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital (LASUTH) for psychiatric evaluation on the order of an Igbosere Magistrates’ Court in Lagos.
Recall that WITHIN NIGERIA had reported how a 22-year-old lady identified as Olufunmilola turned herself to the police after she drowned her 21 months old child in a bucket of water in the apartment she shared with her older sister in Gowon estate in Lagos.
It was also reported that the lady, Olufunmilola showed no remorse as she narrated how she drowned her own child.
Olufunmilola alleged that her baby daddy rejected her and her baby when she informed him she was pregnant.
She also said her baby made her lose her admission into the tertiary institution which made her felt that God hated her so much.
Olufunmilola who was represented by the Lagos State Office of the Public Defender (OPD) on pro-Bono who approached the court to seek permission for her to be admitted into LASUTH for psychiatric evaluation to help determine the state of her mental health”.
Magistrate (Mrs) K.O. Doja-Ojo granted the prayer and adjourned till June 26, for the outcome of the evaluation.
A temporary charge marked C/42d/2020 that was attached to the OPD’s application reads in part
“Adisa Oluwafunmilayo on May 11, 2020 at about 2020 hours at Plot 222, 21/211 Road Gowon Estate, Alimosho Local Government Area (LGA) Lagos… unlawfully killed one Adisa Oluwanifemi, female, aged one and a half years, by drowning her in a bucket of water and thereby committed an offence punishable under Section 223 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015.”