Nigerian nanny found guilty of force-feeding baby to death in US

Nigerian nanny convicted for killing baby

A Nigerian nanny, Oluremi Adeleye, has been found guilty of second-degree murder for force-feeding an 8-month-old baby in her care.

She faces up to 70 years in prison, PEOPLE reports.

The 73-year-old was convicted on Monday by a Circuit Court judge in Prince George’s County, Maryland, United States.

Adeleye, in November 2016, was caught in a home-surveillance camera taking the nipple off the bottle and feeding the baby, Enita Salubi, a gushing stream of milk.

“You left home with a live baby and come home with a dead baby. It’s not something I can forget.” her father, Influence Salubi, said in court about the day his daughter died.

Prince George’s County State’s Attorney, Aisha Braveboy, in a press statement said the baby lost consciousness after about 26 seconds.

Adeleye then placed a call to the baby’s father 20 minutes after.

The baby’s father called 911 and rushed home to take the infant to the hospital. The 8-month-old was pronounced dead on reaching the hospital.

Adeleye testified in court that forcing babies to eat was common in Nigeria.

“I did what I needed to do to make sure the baby had food in the stomach,” she said through an interpreter.

She will be due for sentencing on May 3.