Invisible Children

Omera Anna Akinloba

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Omera Akinloba

Omera Anna Akinloba, age 7, was starved to death by her parents, Aremo and Anna Akinloba. Omera was homeschooled.

When Omera was around 2 years old, the Akinlobas noted that her behavior changed. They self-diagnosed her with autism, ceased to offer her medical care, and began to limit her to a diet of only french fries. Omera developed a full-body rash approximately a year before her death, but the Akinlobas only gave her over-the-counter treatments, believing it to be eczema. In fact, Omera had “pellagra, a disease caused by low levels of Vitamin B-3.” Though Omera was homeschooled, “no Duval County records showing any enrollment in class or an approved home-education program.” Omera became very ill on April 1, 2018, but the Akinlobas did not seek medical care for her until she became unresponsive on April 12. They took her to the hospital where she was declared dead of “multi-organism bacterial sepsis.”

The Akinlobas were charged with aggravated manslaughter.

Date: April 12, 2018
Jacksonville, Florida


Documents: Date:
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