Madam Temitope Akinola couldn’t wait for her daughter that just gave birth a day before to freshen up, return from bathroom that morning, and breastfeed the two-day old granddaughter.
She had to act quickly. Something was moving her.
The 42-year-old grandma quickly fished out Sniper, the deadly insect-killer, she hid somewhere in the room, and poured a mouthful into the belly of the newborn
For her, killing the baby would stop her daughter from marrying the lover who fathered the baby.
Akinola, committed the offence last Thursday and was arrested on the same day by men of Ogun State Police Command.
Abimbola Oyeyemi, the Police Public Relations Officer in the state, said in a statement on Sunday that Akinola’s was arrested after the death of the child.
The suspect, according to the statement, was the only one with the child when the mother went to take her bath.
The new mother came back to meet the lifeless body of her baby.
“Upon the information, the DPO, Sagamu Division, Okiki Agunbiade, detailed his detectives to the scene, where the killer grandmother was promptly arrested.
“On interrogation, the suspect admitted to killing the baby, because she didn’t like her daughter getting married to the father of the deceased baby.
“She confessed further that when she discovered that her daughter was pregnant, she made an attempt to terminate the pregnancy but her pastor warned her not to do so, hence, she waited for her to be delivered of the baby before carrying out her devilish intention.
“She explained further that she poisoned the baby with a deadly insecticide known as Sniper.”
The baby’s corpse had been deposited in the Olabisi Onabanjo University Teaching Hospital mortuary for autopsy.
The grandma has been transferred to the homicide section of the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department for further investigation and prosecution.A