Earlier this wek, Nemesis caught up with a 42-year-old woman, Temitope Akinola, who allegedly killed her 2-day-old granddaughter.
She confessed 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 deliver before carrying out her devilish intention.
She explained further that she poisoned the baby with a deadly insecticide known as Sniper.”
In this interview with PUNCH, she revealed thus:
You are a grandmother and was recently arrested by the police for killing your two-day-old granddaughter, what do you do for a living?
I’m Tope Akinola and I’m 47 years old. I live at Ofin area of Sagamu in Ogun State and I’m a trader.
Are you educated?
Yes. I attended primary and secondary schools in Abeokuta and I am an indigene of Abeokuta in Ogun State. I attended Methodist Primary School, Ijeja and Abeokuta Girls’ Grammar School. I sell provisions at Sagamu.
How long have you been married?
I have been married for over 26 years. I got married to Kassim Akinola.
He sells planks of wood. He goes to the forest to fell the trees for business.
What is the name of your daughter that gave birth to the baby?
She is Seun Akinola. Her husband’s name is Lati.
Is it true that you killed your granddaughter?
Yes, I killed her. I gave her Sniper (an insecticide).
It was learnt that initially you had attempted to abort the pregnancy but you were stopped by your pastor. Is that also true?
When I discovered that my daughter was pregnant, I wanted it aborted but my pastor warned me not to do it so I had to wait for my daughter to deliver the baby before carrying out my plan.
How did you kill the baby?
I gave the baby Sniper at the hospital after my daughter gave birth to her. She was living with me before she gave birth. My daughter’s husband and his family never showed up since she gave birth; they only came about two times while she was pregnant.
It was reported that you killed the baby because of your hatred for your son-in-law. Is that the case?
I never set my eyes on her (Seun’s) partner until the day she gave birth. Only her mother came to meet me and that was after he got my daughter pregnant. I gave the baby the insecticide to drink because of my financial problems. I don’t have money to take care of the baby and her mother. I was even the one that gave her money when she was going to the clinic. I gave her money twice for medical bills and since I didn’t have money to give her again, I couldn’t be going to beg on the streets.
How do you feel about your action?
Everything belongs to God and no human being can run faster than their destiny. I didn’t know it was wrong until after I did it.
We heard that you killed the baby while her mother was having her bath. Is that also true?
How did your daughter react when she saw her dead baby?
I had been arrested before she saw the baby. It happened in a hospital at Sagamu. As the mother of the nursing mother, I was allowed to have access to both the baby and the mother. I regret my action. I want the government to help me. It never occurred to me that it was against the law.