Reports have emerged that the woman who stabbed her 3-year-old son to death in Ogun State on Children’s Day was aggravated by the news of her ex-husband’s wife’s delivery of a baby weeks earlier.
Funmilayo Tijani(pictured with a baby) had on May 27, 2015 hacked to death her 3-year-old son, Emmanuel, at her father’s house at Orelope Estate in Sango Ota where she lived with the deceased after her lover, simply identified as John refused to take her and the baby in, on the premise that he was not responsible for the pregnancy.
OrijoReporter learnt that there was equally insinuation that the 26-year-old tailor bore Emmanuel for her own dad.
“She lost her mother when she was around 6-year-old, though her father remarried but the marriage did not last and her closeness with her father has aroused suspicion in the area,” insiders said.
Dumped by the father of her son, it was gathered that Funmilayo was the only one responsible for the child’s upkeep including his school fees in a private nursery primary school. And weary by the financial burden and trapped in a loveless relationship with her son’s father, Funmilayo was said to have been distraught.
OrijoReporter was told that things got to a tipping point when Emmanuel’s father who has married, fathered another child weeks before Funmilayo took her son’s life.
“Funmilayo may have killed Emmanuel after she got to know that John’s wife put to bed few weeks back,” sources explained.