A 42-year-old woman, Temitope Akinola has been arrested by the men of the Ogun State Police Command for allegedly killing her two-day old granddaughter with an insecticide, called “snipper”.
Akinola was arrested in Sagamu area of the State on Thursday, November 31, following a complaint lodged at the Sagamu division of the State Police Command by the parents of the deceased baby.
According to a statement by the Command’s Spokesman, Abimbola Oyeyemi in Abeokuta on Sunday, Akinola allegedly poisoned the baby because of her hatred for her son-in-law who is the father of the baby.
Oyeyemi said, “Upon the information, the DPO of Sagamu Division, Okiki Agunbiade detailed his detectives to the scene where the killer grandmother was promptly arrested.”
The suspect, on interrogation admitted killing the baby because she didn’t like her daughter getting married to the father of the deceased baby.
She further confessed 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 deliver before carrying out her devilish intention.
She explained further that she poisoned the baby with a deadly insecticide known as sniper.
The corpse of the baby had been deposited at Olabisi Onabanjo Teaching Hospital (OOUTH) mortuary for autopsy, while the suspect had been transferred to Homicide Section of the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department for further investigation and prosecution.