Man kills 6-month-old daughter over fear wife will abandon him


By Evelyn Usman

Ogun State Police Command has arrested a man for allegedly killing his six-month-old baby over suspicion that his wife would abandon him for her former husband.

The suspect, Andrew Koku, who admitted to the crime, told detectives at the State Criminal Investigation Department that he smashed the baby’s head on the ground out of fear of losing his wife, Omowunmi Teleda.

The incident occurred on Christmas eve in Obada area of Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital. Mother of the child, Teleda, claimed that she left her baby in her husband’s care to visit her older child, who was in her former husband’s custody.

Andrew Koku


However, on her return she discovered that her baby, Precious, was motionless. Apparently thinking she was sleeping, she reportedly shook her with the intention of breastfeeding her. But there was no response from the baby.

At that point, she…

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