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Devil’s Handwork : 20-Year-Old Woman Strangles Her Son To Death Because She Could Not Afford A Babysitter For Him




A 20-year-old woman, Titilayo Odedele, has told an Ebute Meta Magistrate’s Court that she strangled her two year old child, Opeyemi, because she could not afford a babysitter for him. Titi said “On that Friday night, I attended a vigil and wanted to drop the child there and run away, but didn’t know what to do.

“On Saturday morning, I left the place and wrapped him up in a cloth. When I saw that nobody was with us, I put my hand on his neck and started to squeeze it till he died.” “Each time I squeezed his neck, he cried, but I just kept pressing till he died. I don’t know what entered into me.”

The magistrate, O.O Olatunji, who was obviously shocked by the defendant’s action, said she could have left the baby in the church for people to take, instead of killing him. The investigating police officer, Fatai Popoola, in a remand request, indicated that Odedele was arrested the day after the incident on the road. He said she had also made confessional statements to the police.

The murder charge read, “That you, Titilayo Oladele, on November 16, 2013 at Ajagunro, Imota Ikorodu, in the Lagos Magisterial District, did unlawfully kill one Opeyemi Ibrahim, aged two years, by strangulating him to death with your hands and thereby committed an offence punishable under Section 221 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, Nigeria 2011.”

The defendant’s plea was not taken, as she also did not have any legal representation or family member in court.


The police prosecutor, Cyriacus Osuji, applied for her remand pursuant to Section 264 of the Administration of Criminal Justice, Lagos State 2011.

The magistrate granted the remand request and ordered her to be put in prison pending the Directorate of Public Prosecution advice. The case was adjourned till February 3, 2014 for mention.

This lady is so silly, I don’t understand how she would kill her child after going through all the stress of having him… O ga oo!

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