Monday, 25 August 2014

Rosdeep Adekoya

Rosdeep Adekoya killed her three-year-old son and hid his body in a suitcase.

Mikaeel Kular died two days after being beaten repeatedly by Rosdeep Adekoya following a family day out in January 2014. She reported him missing to police, sparking a two-day search operation involving hundreds of local people.

His mother lost her temper when he was repeatedly sick following a trip to a Nando's restaurant at the city's Fountain Park. She smacked him and struck him on the body and head with a clenched fist.

When Mikaeel was sick for a third time, she dragged him to the shower by his arms and beat him heavily on his back as he lay over the bath edge.

Over the next few days Mikaeel's condition worsened and he was kept away from nursery. He was assaulted again on the Monday after being sick and became listless, but his mother did not take him to a doctor because of the bruising.

By Tuesday night, Mikaeel was said to be quiet and was giving a limited response to his mother's questions. After discovering his lifeless body on the floor of their Edinburgh home, she wrapped it in a duvet cover, put it in the suitcase and drove about 25 miles to Kirkcaldy, Fife, to hide it in woodland.

She was jailed for 11 years after pleading guilty to culpable homicide.