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73-yrs-old Nigerian Nanny Who Force-Feed Baby To Death In US, Found Guilty, Jailed For 15-Yrs
A Nigerian nanny, Oluremi Adeleye has been found guilty of murdering an 8-month-old baby by force-feeding her half a pint of milk in less than 30 seconds and has been sentenced to 15 years in Prison
Oluremi Adeleye, 73, was trusted with the care of 8-month-old Enita Salubi in Maryland. But the nanny was captured on a nanny cam taking the teat off a bottle as she forced the child to guzzle down baby formula in October 2016.
Oluremi who was convicted in February, 2019, over the killing of the 8-month-old baby girl has been sentenced on Friday in Prince George’s County, U.S.
Adeleye was found guilty of second-degree murder and first-degree and second-degree child abuse.
She was sentenced to 40 years in prison with all but 15 years suspended in addition to five years supervised probation upon release.
The convict testified in her own defense at her trial. She said she was “cup-feeding” the baby to ensure it didn’t go hungry, a custom in Nigeria.
“I was feeding the baby and she refused to accept her food. So I decided to cup-feed her, not knowing it will lead to her death” she told the judge
Adeleye had others testify in her defense, saying that cup-feeding — pouring liquid in one’s hand to feed children when they do not want to eat but need to be fed — was common in Nigeria.