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BABYSITTER JAILED FOR POISONING INFANTS, HAS HER APPEAL DISMISSED

Sa’adiah Jamari was previously sentenced to 7 years imprisonment in October 2020 for poisoning two infants with a myriad of drugs.

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She had her appeal against her conviction dismissed on Tuesday (19 April) by Justice Aedit Abdullah, where she argued that other people could have poisoned the victims and that she didn’t possess all the drugs that were found in the infants bodies.

Jamari also made similar arguments during her trial in the lower courts before her eventual conviction in October 2020.

The two victims were unrelated, and aged 5 months and 11 months at the time of the offenses back in 2016.

The infants were taken to the hospital by their mothers after their mothers noticed them behaving unusually and being drowsy after picking them up from Jamari.

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They were then hospitalized and the doctors then found drugs in their systems, with the 5-month-old child being found with 10 different drugs, including anxiety medications, muscle relaxants, and sleeping aids.

However, both victims were discharged a few days after responding well to treatment.

Jamari is planning to file an application to the Court of Appeal on a question of law of public interest stemming from her appeal.

She was also allowed to be out on bail but ordered to serve her sentence on 17 May should the application not be filed on time.

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