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Father poisons his 1-month-old daughter because he wants to divorce his wife

By Mason White 2:03 PM July 30, 2015
Kazeem Olajide 

By: Wayne Morin
A father was arrested on a charge of murder after allegedly poisoning his baby daughter because he wants to divorce his wife, police in Nigeria said.

Ogun State police said that they have arrested Kazeem Olajide, after being accused of killing 1-month-old Zainab Olajide by feeding her pesticide.

The mother of the child, Abosede Ogundare, left Zainab Olajide with her husband to run some errands. When she returned home, she found the baby unconscious on the floor with a bottle of pesticide lying next to her.

The baby was rushed to a nearby hospital, where she was pronounced dead. Kazeem Olajide tried to flee from the scene, but neighbors held him down until the police arrived.

During questioning, the father admitted to killing his baby because he wants to divorce his wife and move on with his life.

A neighbor told investigators that Kazeem Olajide denied being the father of the child.

Abosede Ogundare told investigators that her husband brought home the bottle of pesticide two days before the incident, but she thought that it contained herbs.