Mother who killed son, 3, and dumped body in suitcase freed from prison

A mother who killed her three-year-old son after a trip to see Nando and then threw his body in a suitcase was released from prison in less than seven years.

Mikaeel Kular died two days after being repeatedly beaten by Rosdeep Adekoya after a family outing to the fast food chain in January 2014.

She took his lifeless body off the floor of her house in Edinburgh, put it in a suitcase, and then drove to Kirkcaldy, Fife – about 25 miles away.

When she got there, she hid the suitcase in the woods behind her sister’s house. She then claimed the little boy had disappeared.

Adekoya, 41, was sentenced to 11 years in prison in August 2014 after confessing to culpable murder and a second charge for attempting to defeat the ends of justice.

It is believed that she was released from Cornton Vale Prison in Stirling on Friday.

The Edinburgh High Court had heard that Adekoya had dialed 999 to report her son missing, which sparked a large two-day search operation that involved emergency services and hundreds of local volunteers.

But when his body was found, it was found that it had hit him so badly that he had sustained more than 40 different injuries.

Adekoya had “lost his temper” when he became repeatedly ill after a trip to Nando in Fountain Park in Edinburgh, the court heard at the time.

She hit him and hit him on the head and body with a clenched fist.

When Mikaeel was sick for the third time, she pulled him by his arms to the shower and hit him “hard” on the back when he was lying over the edge of the bath.

Over the next few days, Mikaeel’s condition worsened and he became “listless”, but his mother did not take him to the doctor because of the bruises.

The Sun newspaper first reported her release.

A spokesman for the Scottish Prison Service said: “We do not comment on individual prisoners.”

The high court had previously heard that Adekoya had a history of depression and attempted suicide in 2001.

Judge Lord Glennie said he accepted that Adekoya’s repentance was “real and from the heart”.

But he said what she was doing was “cruel and inexcusable”.

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