Nigerian nanny jailed 15 years in US for force-feeding baby to death

Nigerian nanny convicted for killing baby

A Nigerian nanny, Oluremi Adeleye, who was convicted of force-feeding an 8-month-old baby in her care to death has been sentenced to 15 years in prison, Washington Post reports.

The 73-year-old was found guilty of the crime in February 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.

“While I don’t find the defendant is an evil-intentioned baby slayer, I also don’t find her actions were accidental,” Judge Karen Mason said before handing down the sentence on Friday.

Adeleye had 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 had said through an interpreter.