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Woman Kills Own Two-day old Grandchild Out Of Hatred

Valentine Chinyem

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Forty-two year old Temitope Akinola, 42, has been arrested by the Nigeria Police Force in Ogun State, for allegedly poisoning her granddaughter.

Akinola, who lives at the Isote area of Sagamu the state, was said to have allegedly killed the two-day-old baby with an insecticide.

According to the police, during interrogation, Akinola confessed she never approved her daughter’s marriage to the father of the child, hence her reason for taking its life.

She was said to have have also made attempts to abort the child during pregnancy stage because she hated its father.

It was gathered that, she carried out the dastardly act while the mother of the baby went to the bathroom to have her bath. Upon return, she discovered the lifeless body of the baby after being poisoned.

Spokesperson for the police in Ogun, Abimbola Oyeyemi, stated that the suspect had admitted to poisoning the “baby with a deadly insecticide.”

He added that the corpse of the baby had been deposited at the morgue of the Olabisi Onabanjo University Teaching Hospital, Sagamu, for autopsy while the suspect had been transferred to the homicide section of the state criminal investigation and intelligence department for further investigation and prosecution.

“The suspect was arrested following an information received by police in Sagamu after the reported death of the child that the suspect, who has never hidden her hatred for her son in-law and who happened to be the father of the baby, was the only person with the child while the baby’s mother went to take her bath, only for her to come back and meet the lifeless body of the baby.

“The Divisional Police Officer, Sagamu Division, Okiki Agunbiade, a Superintendent of Police, detailed detectives to the scene where the killer grandmother was promptly arrested,” Abimbola disclosed.