Mother, 41, denies neglecting and killing her three-year-old son

Mother, 41, denies neglecting and killing her three-year-old son after he was found dead at their home

  • Taiwo Abubakar was three-years-old when he was found dead at home in Cardiff
  • His mother Olabisi Abubakar, 41, denied both neglect and manslaughter in court
  • Abubakar also pleaded not guilty to two counts of child cruelty and neglect 
  • The little boy was found dead in the Cathays area of Cardiff on June 29, 2020

A mother has denied neglecting and killing her three-year-old son who was found dead at their home.

Olabisi Abubakar, 41, denied both neglect and manslaughter as she appeared via video link at Cardiff Crown Court on Friday.

Abubakar, from the Welsh capital, was charged with the manslaughter of her son Taiwo Abubakar who was discovered at their home on Cwmdare Street in Cathays, Cardiff on June 29, 2020.

During the hearing she pleaded not guilty to killing her three-year-old boy between June 1 and June 30.

The mother also pleaded not guilty to two counts of child cruelty and neglect of a person under the age of 16.

Three-year-old Taiwo Abubakar was found dead at his home on Cwmdare Street (pictured) in Cathays, Cardiff on June 29, 2020

The boy’s mother Olabisi Abubakar, 41, denied the neglect and manslaughter at Cardiff Crown Court (pictured) on Friday

An inquest opening last year heard that the child had been formally identified by his father before a post-mortem was carried out at the University Hospital of Wales. 

The defendant, who has been sectioned under the Mental Health Act, was ordered to remain living at a hospital facility in South Wales.

The case was adjourned until December 16 when a directions hearing will be held.

A four-week trial is set to take place from April 18 2023.

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