A 26-year-old woman, Funmilayo Tijani, has been arrested by the Ogun state police for allegedly stabbing her two years old son to death in Sango Ota area of the state.
An eyewitness, identified as Akeem Ijaola, noted that the boy died on the spot before he could be taken to the 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.”
Funmilayo’s father, identified as Adebayo,53, an indigene of Ikare Akoko, Ondo state, said that he is lost in thought over his daughter’s action. He revealed that the suspect mother died about 20 years ago making him to raised her alone.
Adebayo said that her daughter had been staying in his one-room apartment after she separated from her husband.
He explains“John initially refused to accept her pregnancy. But they went for a DNA test, which confirmed him as being responsible for the pregnancy. Thereafter, he took her to a place in Apapa, and they were planning to travel to his hometown in Delta State,. but I refused and asked her to come back home.”
A resident, who does not want her named mentioned, said that Funmilayo problems could be linked to frustration as she was emotional and financial unstable.
In her word, “She tried to borrow money during that week from her boss, but she failed. There are also arguments whether her husband was the father of the boy or her father, who she stayed with.
“Also, her former husband, John, has married another wife who gave birth a few weeks to the incident. I think all these contributed to Funmilayo’s emotional breakdown.”
The Police Public Relations Officer in Ogun state, Muyiwa Adejobi, confirmed the incident pointing out that the police had deposited the corpse in a morgue.