Section 327A of the Criminal Code Act in Nigeria. Offence of infanticide

Where a woman by any wilful act or omission causes the death of her child being a child under the age of twelve months, but at the time of the act or omission the balance of her mind was disturbed by reason of her not having fully recovered from the effect of lactation consequent upon the birth of the child, then notwithstanding that the circumstances were such that but for this section of this Code the

offence would have amounted to murder, she is guilty of a felony, to wit of infanticide, and may for such offence be dealt with and punished as if she had been guilty of the offence of manslaughter of the child.

Section 327A of the Criminal Code Act in Nigeria

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