Court orders young lady who drowned her baby to be kept in LASUTH for mental evaluation
An Igbosere Magistrates’ Court in Lagos has given an order that Olufunmilola Adisa, the 22-year-old lady who drowned her baby in Lagos on May 11, be taken to the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital (LASUTH) for psychiatric evaluation.
LIB had earlier shared the story of how Olufunmilola turned herself in 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.
In a video interview, Olufunmilola showed no remorse as she narrated how she drowned her own child. She alleged that her baby daddy rejected her and her baby when she informed him she was pregnant. Olufunmilola said her baby made her lose her admission into the tertiary institution, she also said she felt that God hated her so much.
The Lagos State Office of the Public Defender (OPD) which is representing Olufunmilola pro-Bono, 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.”