Mikaeel Kular death: Ex-lover of murder charge mum denies being father of tragic three-year-old
23 Jan 2014 07:23
THE girlfriend of Hamza Naji confirmed his former relationship with Rosdeep Kular - but has denied rumours he was Mikaeel's dad.
Mikaeel's mother Rosdeep was dating Hamza Naji in 2010Mikaeel's mother Rosdeep was dating Hamza Naji in 2010
THE ex-lover of murder charge mum Rosdeep Kular has denied being the dad of tragic Mikaeel.
Hamza Naji dated Kular in 2010 – the same year her son was born.
On Monday, she was charged with murdering Mikaeel, three, and of trying to pervert the course of justice.
Kular’s Facebook page shows numerous pictures of her with Hamza – fuelling speculation that he was Mikaeel’s natural dad.
Hamza’s girlfriend Courtney Morren yesterday confirmed his former relationship with 33-year-old Kular.
But she denied rumours he was the dead boy’s father.
Speaking at her Edinburgh home, the 18-year-old said: “Yes, Hamza was in a relationship with Rosdeep but it started after her son was born and they’d split up long before I met him (Hamza).
“He is definitely not Mikaeel’s dad. He’s never even met Mikaeel, so he can’t really comment about what’s happened.
“Hamza is my boyfriend and we’ve never discussed his previous relationships because they’re in the past – they’re not relevant.
“This has got nothing to do with us.”
Mikaeel and his twin sister Ashika were born on May 7, 2010, but their father is not named on their birth certificates.
Kular has three other children to Nigerian taxi driver Omotoso Adekunle Adekoya, 35, whom she married in Glenrothes in July 2004.
They have two sons – Tarun, nine, and David, seven – and a five-year-old daughter, Renuka.
But the twins’ father’s identity remains a mystery and it is understood he never even met Mikaeel.
Photographs taken in July 2010 show Kular larking around on nights out with Hamaz.
Hamaz, who is understood to be in his early 20s, could not be contacted for comment yesterday.
Courtney insisted: “He doesn’t want to speak about this.”
Mikaeel was reported missing from his bed in Ferry Gait Crescent, Edinburgh, last Thursday morning. His disappearance sparked a huge search, with hundreds of local residents helping police.
Mikaeel’s body was found in woodland behind his aunt’s house in Kirkcaldy just before midnight on Friday.
On Monday, Kular appeared in court charged with her son’s murder and attempting to defeat the ends of justice. She was remanded in custody.
Tomorrow, 1000 people are expected to line the banks of the Firth of Forth in Edinburgh and Fife for a balloon tribute to the little boy.
The memorial has been arranged by friends Hayley Clements and Cara Cameron as a “send-off for a beautiful boy taken too soon”.