An 11-year-old boy who threw a one year-old toddler into a well was Monday, remanded in a Special Correctional Centre for boys in Oregun by an Ebute Meta Chief Magistrates’ Court in Lagos.
The boy is to remain in the centre pending legal advice from the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP).
The police charged the boy with murder and the Chief Magistrate, Adeola Adedayo, who gave the order, adjourned the case until March 6, for the DPP’s advice.
Earlier, the police prosecutor in the case, Chinalu Uwadione, an Inspector of police, told the court the defendant had committed the offence on February 13, at about 4.00 p.m., at No. 6, Afolabi close, Ojo.
He alleged that the defendant had thrown a one-year-old baby boy into a well while carrying him around. The offence, the prosecutor noted, contravened the provisions of Section 224 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015.