Robbers smash baby’s head to steal from Mom

Robbers smash baby’s head to steal from Mom

Thursday, November 26, 2015 3:13 pm

Samuel's injured head

Samuel’s injured head

Cyriacus Izuekwe

The police at Shasha division have arrested two men who smashed a two-year old baby’s head on the ground while attempting to snatch a bag from the mother in Lagos State, Western Nigeria.

The suspects, Olalekan Durojaiye, 20 and Femi Kromoga, 27, escaped mob attack after they were apprehended by the residents while they attempted to escape with their motorcycle.

This happened at Salami bus stop in Shasha area where they attacked the victim, Mrs Mary Nwanfor and her baby, Samuel Nwanfor.

According to Mary, she was returning from work and was at the bus stop to board another bus to her house. She said while she was there with her baby Samuel, the suspects rode their motorcycle to where she was standing and stopped in front of her.

She said they suddenly attacked her and attempted to snatch her bag and she resisted. She narrated that while she was struggling with them, one of them forcefully seized the baby from her hand and smashed him on the ground.
She said she was forced to leave the bag to pick her baby who was bleeding profusely.

However, while they were trying to escape, some residents who noticed what happened, pursued them and apprehend them. They were handed over to the police and their motorcycle was also recovered and taken to the station.

They were charged before the Magistrate’s court for inflicting injury on Samuel and snatching Mary’s bag under the Criminal code. They pleaded not guilty.

The presiding Magistrate, Mrs J.O.E Adeyemi, granted them bail in the sum of N50,000 with two sureties in like sum.

They were remanded in prison custody pending when they will perfect their bail. The matter was adjourned till 11 December.

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