#OBSCURELEGALFACTS BY AROME ABU

In Nigeria, if a woman kills her newly born child (under the age of 12 months) and it is shown that her action was caused by disturbance of her mind by reason of having not recovered from the effect of lactation, she shall not be guilty of murder(death penalty) but infanticide (imprisonment for life.

See Section 327A and 325 of the Criminal Code Act.

Arome Abu is the Managing Partner of TCLP.

CAVEAT: Note that this information is provided for general enlightenment purposes and is not intended to be any form of legal advice.

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