A man, Kazeem Olajide, has killed his 41-day-old baby, Zainab Olajide, whom he believed was not his, in desperate attempt to divorce his wife, Abosede Ogundare.
The ugly incident, which happened last week Friday at Toluwalase Estate, Ijoko-Abule, in the Lemode area of Ogun State was reported by punchng.com.
According to the website, the mother, Abosede Ogundare, had left Zainab with Kazeem(pictured with Zainab’s remains) 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.
Zainab was said to have been rushed to a hospital in the community, where she eventually died.
It was gathered 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.
Punchng.com said that it further gathered from one of Kazeem’s neighbours who simply identified himself as Biodun that the suspect had been threatening to divorce his wife before the baby’s untimely death.
Biodun 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.”