A 42-year-old woman identified as Temitope Akinola, has confessed to poisoning her granddaughter with sniper.
Akinola, a resident of Isote area of Sagamu area of Ogun, was consequently arrested on Thursday, November 21, 2019, by men of Ogun State Police Command.
During interrogation, the suspect, according to the statement by Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Abimbola Oyeyemi, stated that it was true that she committed the crime.
The statement read,
“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.”
Oyeyemi said the baby’s corpse, had however, been deposited in the Olabisi Onabanjo University Teaching Hospital mortuary for autopsy.