A young woman, Funmilayo Adeyanju on Children’s Day – Wednesday, May 27, 2015, in a fit of anger stabbed her three year old son to death in the Ogunso area of Otta, Ado-Odo/Otta local government area of Ogun State .
According to The Nation, Adeyanju was said to have returned from an outing and had barely been home for 30 minutes when she picked up a kitchen knife and attacked the boy.
She allegedly pinned her son called Emmanuel to ground and savagely stabbed him in the chest, abdomen, head and other parts of the body, leaving him to die in a pool of his blood around 4pm .
It is not yet clear what provoked the killing, but those that are familiar with the circumstances of the mother and child, were of the view that it may be in relation to the trauma of the relationship between the woman and her biological father.
It was gathered that the boy is the product of the incestuous between Funmilayo and her father about four years ago.
The state’s Police Public Relations Officer, Olumuyiwa Adejobi, confirmed the incident. He said policemen from the Ota Division had arrested the woman while the remains of her slain child had been taken to the mortuary.
Adejobi said: “Policemen have been to the scene to recover the body of the child. The woman has been acting strangely like a person who is of unsound mind. The police would carry out proper investigation.
“The police will work on the state of mind of the woman and we’ll have to seek the help of an expert to know her mental state.”