The police in Ogun State have arrested a 26-year-old woman, Funmilayo Tijani, who allegedly stabbed her two-year-old son, Emmanuel, to death in the Sango Ota area of the state.
According to Punch, Funmilayo, a fashion designer, and her husband, identified simply as John, separated two years ago as a result of a....quarrel.
It was gathered that Funmilayo had returned to stay in her father’s apartment with her only child after the separation.
Our correspondent learnt that on May 27, at about 4pm, Funmilayo’s neighbours on Ogunso Street, Orelope Estate, in the Egan, Sango area, noticed that she held a bloodstained knife and saw Emmanuel in a pool of blood.
The incident was reported at the Sango Police Division.
A resident of the area, Akeem Ijaola, said the boy died before he could be rushed to a hospital.
He said, “Funmilayo and her son stayed with her father in a one-room apartment. The boy attended a private school in this area. About 4pm on the fateful day, we noticed that something was going wrong in the apartment.
“When people went near, they saw the boy in a pool of blood. He had been stabbed many times. Funmilayo at that time looked like a mentally-derailed woman. The boy died before anyone could take him to a hospital.
“Although no one could ascertain the cause of her action, Funmilayo is divorced, and the child was born out of wedlock about three years ago.”
The suspect’s father, identified simply as Adebayo, said he was at a loss over Funmilayo’s action.
Culled - Punch
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