A 22-year-old lady, Adisa Funmilola, has drowned her child with the excuse that she prevented her from going to the university to study law.
According to Vanguardngr, she drowned the one-year, six months old baby inside a bucket of water in her apartment in Gowon Estate, Lagos, on Monday. After her act, she reported herself to the Police.
During interrogation, she disclosed she was impregnated by one Yusuf Folarin, while both were attending a JAMB class in Abeokuta, Ogun State.
Folarin denied it and told her to abort the pregnancy. It was shortly after that period that she got admission into Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, (OAU) to study Law, but had to defer the admission because of the baby.
In her words:
“I killed my baby and reported myself to the police. I filled a bucket with water, dipped her inside and held her head until she died.
I did it for three reasons. First, I didn’t have the financial might to take care of her. Second, I was tired and frustrated. But the most painful reason is that she deprived me of actualising my dream of becoming a lawyer.
“I would have aborted the pregnancy, but my father advised me against it. The person that is responsible for the pregnancy rejected me. I live with my sister, who has no job and I am also not working.”
Her elder sister, who was at home on the day of the incident said she never knew what her sister was up to until policeman stormed their apartment.
She said: “I suspect she is mentally deranged because our mother had a similar mental issue before she died.”
The Police said the suspect undergo psychiatric test and then face the consequence of her action.
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