The Magistrate court in Makurdi, Benue State on Monday ordered this man to be remanded in prison for alleged culpable homicide and attempt to commit suicide after regrets.
The man identified as Solomon has been ordered to be remanded in prison following the crime cases of him allegedly trying to commit suicide after the death of the baby he ignorantly injected with an unknown liquid.
The police prosecutor, Sergeant Godwin Ato told the court that the case was reported on April 20, 2019 by one Laadi Solomon who lives in Akpongu Mbagen in Buruku Local Government Area of Benue State. She said that the accused person, who happens to be her husband, injected her four-month-old child with a liquid substance suspected to be Novan. The complainant said the child later died on arrival at the Mbagen Community Health Centre Abwa, allegedly as a result of the injection.
Ato further told the court that the accused person probably due to regret hanged himself in his room with a rope with the intention to kill himself but was rescued by neighbors.
During the police investigation, the accused person was arrested and confessed to committing the crime. The prosecution said the investigation into the matter was still ongoing and asked the court for another date for mention.
The Magistrate, Mrs. J.O Ayia, said the offence contravened section 222 and 232 of the penal code law of Benue state 2004 but ordered that the accused person be remanded at the Federal Prisons, Makurdi for further investigation. The case was later adjourned to May 31 for further mention.