Nigerian nanny jailed for forcefully feeding baby to death

Nanny jailed for killing baby
Nanny jailed for killing baby

A 73 years old nanny has been sentenced for 15 years after she was found guilty of child abuse and second-degree murder.

Oluremi, the nanny was sued for pouring nearly eight ounces of milk down an 8-month old child Enita Salubi‘s throat, leading to her death.

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Oluremi, testifying in her defense had said she was “cup-feeding” the baby to ensure it didn’t go hungry, a practice common in Nigeria.

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She said in court after she was sentenced;

“Please forgive me. I didn’t mean to kill your child,”

Prince George’s County Circuit Court Judge Karen Mason  before sentencing Oluremi said;

“While I don’t find the defendant is an evil-intentioned baby slayer, I also don’t find her actions were accidental.”

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The tragic incident occurred in October 2016, and a nanny cam showed Oluremi who after trying to feed the child from the bottle and the child refused, removed the lid and poured the content into the baby’s mouth forcefully.

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Speaking at the sentencing, Enita’s mother Nikia Porter said she moved from the South Side of Chicago to escape gun violence.

She said;

“I didn’t want to lose my child to a stray bullet…. I lost her to a formula.”

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Freddie, is a graduate of the University of Ghana. He is a film enthusiast, screenwriter and human rights activist.