Funmilola of Plot 22, Gowon Estate, Lagos drowned her one-year and six months
old baby inside a bucket of water in her apartment and then reported herself to
interrogation, she blamed her action on frustration, saying her baby deprived
her of actualizing her dream of becoming a lawyer.
that she was impregnated by one Yusuf Folarin, while both were attending a JAMB
class at City of Success in Abeokuta, Ogun State.
Folarin denied it and request that the pregnancy be aborted. Along the line,
she said she was offered admission into the Obafemi Awolowo University,
Ile-Ife, to study Law, but had to defer the admission because of the baby.
Folarin did not show remorse for her action. She said:
baby and reported myself to the police. I filled a bucket with water, dipped
her inside and held her head until she died.
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 actualizing my dream of becoming a lawyer.
that she was no longer moving before I went to the police station to report
myself. They did not believe me and thought that I was mad.
they finally followed me home that they realized that what I said was true. I
reported myself no one arrested me.
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.” She added
she didn’t take the child to an orphanage home or put the child up for adoption
and if she was aware of the magnitude of her offence, she said: I wanted to drop her at the church but I
realized that it was only death that will free me from that child.
school because of her and even if I tell my father, he will also force me to
stay and take care of the baby. My life will be ruined.
me no problem. The most important thing is that I have killed the baby and I am
free from that baby. I don’t care.” She said
reportedly Adisa’s elder sister said that there is a possibility that Adisa is
mentally ill. She said she was at home on the day of the incident, but never
knew what her sister was up to until policeman stormed their apartment.
together. I was in my bedroom while she was in hers. I didn’t know when she
drowned the baby. I suspect she is mentally deranged because our mother had a
similar mental issue before she died. I believe she inherited it because I
cannot understand why she did it.”
was taken to the command headquarters in Ikeja, on Tuesday, May 12, from where
the Commissioner of Police, CP Hakeem Odumosu, directed that she should be
transferred to the State Criminal Investigation Department, SCIID, Yaba Panti
for further investigation and possible evaluation of her mental health