Nigerian nanny jailed for forcefully feeding baby to death

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.

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.

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.

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