A Nigerian woman Oluremi Oyindasola, 66, of Glenarden, Maryland working as a nanny has been arrested and has been charged with second-degree murder, first-degree child abuse resulting in death and other offenses after police said she force fed an eight-month-old baby girl who then later died.
Prince George’s County Police said Wednesday, a home surveillance system recorded Oyindasola taking a nap when the crying infant, eight-month-old Enita Salubi, approached her in a toddler walker.
According to Police, Oyindasola unsuccessfully tried to feed the child, then when she got frustrated with the infant not wanting to eat, she ‘proceeded to pour a large amount of white liquid directly inside the victim’s mouth’.
Col. Harry Bond with Prince George’s County Police said:
‘She forcefully poured the two bottles of what looks to be milk down the baby’s mouth, causing her to not be able to breathe, suffocating her, and eventually she died at the hospital.’
The Police also released a press statement which read:
‘On October 24th, at about 4.10pm, the baby had been rushed to a hospital after she became unresponsive at home. ‘She was pronounced dead a short time later. An autopsy on Tuesday revealed the baby’s cause of death was asphyxiation. The manner of death was ruled a homicide. ‘The preliminary investigation revealed the injuries to the baby occurred while in the sole care and custody of Oyindasola.’ Oyindasol ‘is in the custody of the Department of Corrections,’ the release said.
Oyindasola, is being held on $1million bond.
Source: NBC Washington