The woman who killed her three year-old son and hid his body in a suitcase before dumping it in woodland has been moved to a special unit in prison for her own protection.
Rosdeep Adekoya admitted killing her son, Mikaeel Kular; she is due to be sentenced for culpable homicide tomorrow, but in the meantime she has been moved to a unit in the prison where inmates are kept separate from the general prison population.
Adekoya, who is imprisoned at HMP Cornton Vale in Stirling, is under constant watch in Ross House, a unit in the prison where convicts are kept under constant surveillance and separated from others because of their “behaviour or state of mind.” As well as Adekoya’s state of mind being a concern, she has received threats from other prisoners.
34 year-old Adekoya has been suffered from mental health issues; a prison source told the Daily Record: “She is being kept away from all the other prisoners. She’s in Ross House and there are 12 guards who take it in turns to watch her.” Adekoya, who has four other children, admitted punching her son and hitting him against a hard object, causing a range of shocking injuries to little Mikaeel’s body and head.
Adekoya then caused a manhunt when she claimed that Mikaeel had unlocked the front door and vanished from their Edinburgh home in the middle of the night. Hundreds of volunteers searched for the lad whose body was later found stuffed in a suitcase that had been concealed under a bush in Fife.
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