In a vile effort to stop her daughter from marrying her lover with whom she has a daughter with, a grandmother, Temitope Akinola, has killed her 2-day old grandchild at Isote in Shagamu area of Ogun State with sniper.
The Police Relation Officer in the state, Abimbola Oyeyemi, shared insight into the dastardly act, which happened on November 21 in a statement he released.
Oyeyemi said the motivation behind the 42-year-old suspect’s vile action was that she was opposed to her daughter marrying her child’s father.
The statement reads in part: “Her arrest followed information received by police in Shagamu division after the reported death of the child that the suspect, who has never hidden her hatred for her son-in-law 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 birth, only for her to come back and met the lifeless body of the baby.
“Upon the information, the DPO Shagamu division detailed his detectives to the scene, where the killer grandmother was promptly arrested.
“On interrogation, the suspect admitted 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 deliver before carrying out her devilish intention.
“She explained further that she poisoned the baby with a deadly insecticide known as sniper. The body of the baby has been deposited at Olabisi Onabanjo teaching hospital mortuary for autopsy, while the suspect has been transferred to homicide section of the state criminal investigation and intelligence department for further investigation and prosecution”.