Metro 4-month-Old Baby and Mother Remanded In Kirikiri Prison



A woman was on Tuesday remanded in prison custody over allegations of assault decided to take her four-month-old baby along with her to the Kirikiri female prison.

The baby, Akachi Kenneth, would spend time in prison with his mother, Mrs Chinonye Kenneth, pending the time she will be able to perfect her bail condition.


It was gathered that his mother was arrested by the police at Ikotun Division and charged before Ejigbo Magistrates’ court with assault.

The alleged assault happened at their residence at 10, Omoboriowo Street, off Ile Iwe bus stop, Egbe, where both the suspect and victim reside.

Mrs Chinonye Kenneth was accused of allegedly assaulting her neighbour, Godwin Anigbogu.

She reportedly pushed Anigbogu into a gutter during a quarrel, as a result of which he sustained injury.

The matter was reported to the police at Ikotun Division and Chinonye was arrested and taken to the station.

The matter was later charged to court where Chinonye is facing a two-count charge of assault and causing injury under the Criminal Code.

When she was arraigned, she pleaded not guilty.

The presiding Magistrate, Mr A. A. Fashola, granted her a N100,000 bail with two sureties.

She was remanded in prison custody pending when her bail will be perfected.

Chinonye, however, had to take her baby, Akachi, to the prison because the baby is still breast