A 42-year-old-woman has been arrested for killing her granddaughter with an insecticide, Sniper, to stop her daughter from getting married.
Temitope Akinola, who is a resident of Isote area of Sagamu, allegedly killed her granddaughter last week Thursday and was arrested by the Ogun State police.
The Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Abimbola Oyeyemi, said in a statement on Sunday that Akinola’s arrest was done due to information that the police received from the Sagamu Division after the death of the child.
According to Abimbola, the suspect always expressed her hatred for the father of the baby.
The suspect, according to the statement, was the only one with the child, while the mother went to take her bath, only for her to come back and meet the lifeless body of the baby.
Oyeyemi said, “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.”