It was also alleged that she inserted a stick in the girl’s private part.

Yemi Awolola, the woman who reportedly brutalized Princess, a girl under her care has pleaded guilty to the charges levelled against her and has been remanded in prison custody. She was arraigned on Monday at the Magistrate Court 3, Ibrahim Taiwo Road, Kaduna, on charges of battery and sexual assault.

Despite pleading guilty to the crime, Justice Bashir Yusuf Shittu, the presiding magistrate, said he was unable to convict Awolola because he “lacks jurisdiction” and that he was only taking cognisance of the offence.
Justice Shittu granted bail in the sum of N700,000 to Awolola’s two children, who are also named as accomplices in the case, but denied the woman bail.

One of her children, male, who is also complicit in abusing Princess, has fled to Lagos after escaping police arrest.
The presiding judge has adjourned the case until August 27 for further hearing while remanding Awolola at the Kaduna Correctional Centre.

Recall that the woman and her children allegedly serially abused Princess, who was left in her care after she promised the victim’s financially unstable family that she will send her to school.

The family recently called on Nigerians to ensure that the matter was not swept under the carpet and that their daughter, who is currently hospitalised in Kaduna, gets justice.


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