Fatimah Yakubu, 37, was brought before Mr B. I. Bakare of an Igbosere Magistrates’ Court in Lagos on Monday on a one-count of assault occasioning grievous harm.
Prosecuting Sergeant Friday Mameh told the court that the defendant committed the alleged offence last Tuesday at 11 am at her residence.
“The defendant grievously harmed the eight-year-old girl by burning her buttocks with a burning stove which caused her bodily harm”.
The offence, Mameh added, is contrary to Section 245 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015.
Yakubu pleaded not guilty.
Magistrate Bakare granted him N500, 000 bail with two sureties in the like sum, TheNation reports.
The case continues on May 5.