Man Kills 41-Day Old Baby Just To Divorce Wife (Pictured)

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A 41-day-old baby, Zainab Olajide, has died after she was
allegedly poisoned by her father, Kazeem Olajide, in a desperate attempt to
divorce his wife. The incident happened at about 7am on Friday at Toluwalase
Estate, Ijoko-Abule, in the Lemode area of Ogun State.
Punch Metro learnt that the mother, Abosede Ogundare, had
left Zainab with Kazeem to sweep the compound only to come back and met the
baby with foams gushing out from her mouth. It was learnt that Ogundare alerted neighbours to the
incident having found a bottle containing pesticide with her husband. Continue…

Zainab was said to have been rushed to a hospital in the
community, where she eventually died.
Our correspondent learnt that the suspect, who hails from
Abeokuta, Ogun State, attempted to flee, but was held by residents, while the
landlord of the house reported the case to the monarch of the community, Oba
Solomon Sokunbi.
Punch Metro gathered that the father was handed over to
policemen at the Agbado Police Division after he confessed to the crime before
the monarch.
The couple’s residence was locked up when our correspondent
visited the community on Tuesday.
A resident, who identified himself only as Biodun, said
Kazeem had been threatening to divorce his wife before the baby’s untimely
death.
He said, “He doesn’t love the woman and has been trying to
divorce her. He poisoned the innocent baby to actualise his mission. They
recently moved to this estate. She was their only child.”
The landlord of the house, who did not want his name in
print, said the suspect had denied being Zainab’s father prior to the incident.
He said, “Three days before the incident, Kazeem (Olajide)
was looking for a pair of his slippers. When he did not find it on time, he
started raining curses. I called him by his daughter’s name, and tried to
caution him, but he warned me not to call him by her name again. It was when
the incident happened that I realised he might have intentionally killed the
child.”
Sokunbi, the Oba of Ijoko-Lemode, said Kazeem owned up to
the act, claiming that he was pushed by the devil. He said he had been
following the case to ensure that the suspect was brought to justice.
He said, “It was the landlord who came to report the case to
me and I directed my chiefs to bring him and the wife to the palace. I asked
the husband and he confessed. He said it was the handiwork of the devil.
“I called the police from the Agbado Police Division to
arrest him. They said he had been transferred to the state command
headquarters. I have been following the case. This is a pure murder case and I
want the police to duly prosecute the suspect and let him face the law.”
The monarch added that Kazeem’s wife told him in the
presence of his chiefs that she saw the bottle with him two days before the
incident.
He said, “The woman thought the bottle contained herbs. She
said she left the child with him to sweep the compound, only to return and met
Zainab gasping and foaming in the mouth. She said she smelled pesticide in the
baby’s mouth.”
The Ogun State Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Muyiwa
Adejobi, confirmed that the case had been transferred to the command
headquarters, adding that Zainab’s remains had been deposited in a mortuary.
Adejobi said, “The corpse of the baby has been deposited in
a mortuary. The case has been transferred to the Department of Criminal
Investigation for further investigation.

“We have the suspect with us and he is going to be properly
investigated. He and others found culpable in the course of our investigation
will be charged to court.”

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