A 35-year-old woman, Aderonke Makinde, was on Tuesday arraigned at the Ogba Magistrates’ Court sitting in the Ikeja area of Lagos State for allegedly flogging a nine-year-old girl, Oyinkansola Kayode, with a cane at her school, Westgate Land Emperial Creche, Nursery and Primary School in the Mushin area of Lagos State.
Makinde was arraigned before Magistrate E. Kubenje, on one count charge bothering on assault.
The defendant committed the offence on March 28, 2023, according to police prosecutor Ajayi Kehinde, a deputy superintendent of police (SP).
The indictment said that Aderonke Makinde had assaulted a 9-year-old girl named Oyinkansola Kayode by caning her on March 28, 2023, at the school located at No. 1 Okesanya Street, Papa-Ajao, Mushin, Lagos State in the Lagos Magisterial District.
The charge read that Aderonke Makinde, on 28th March, 2023, at the school located at No. 1 Okesanya Street, Papa-Ajao, Mushin, Lagos State in the Lagos Magisterial District had assaulted one Oyinkansola Kayode, 9-year-old by flogging her with a cane, an offence that contravenes Section 172 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015.
The teacher pleaded not guilty to the charge. The defendant was granted a bail in the sum of N50,000 with one surety.
The case was adjourned by the Magistrate Kubenje till 7th June, 2023.