A middle-aged woman, Falilat Olatunji, was arrested Wednesday by men from the Ogun State Police Command for allegedly robbing a four-month-old boy in Abeokuta.
Latest Nigeria newspaper report that the suspect was arrested after a report by Alhaji Abdul Akeem Dawodu, who reported at the Sabo Ilupeju police station that a lady Taiwo Bello was washing her clothes behind the house in Iyana Kajola, mile 2, Abeokuta; leaving his four-month-old baby, Ibrahim Bello, sleeping in the room.
He reportedly returned to the room and discovered that an unknown person had taken the baby. It was said that the woman raised the alarm, which attracted many people to the house.
Ogun police spokesman Abimbola Oyeyemi said: “Following the report, the DPO, the Sabo Ilupeju division, CSP Alhasan AbdulAzeez, mobilized their detectives to the scene and began a large-scale investigation into the case.”
Latest Nigeria newspaper report that Oyeyemi reported that police efforts produced positive results when the suspect was spotted in Ilewo Orile with the baby and was immediately arrested.
“In the interrogation, the suspect, who lives at 23, on Jawando Street, Ayobo Lagos confessed to having stolen the baby but said she only wanted to use the baby to deceive her husband, who had previously reported that she became pregnant as a product of the pregnancy. ”
The investigation further revealed that the suspect was once squatted in the same house with the baby’s parents and that she was present during the same baby’s naming ceremony. The baby, police said, had met with his parents.
Meanwhile, the Ogun State Police Commissioner, CP Bashir Makama, ordered the immediate transfer of the suspect to the State Department of Investigation and Criminal Intelligence for further investigation and prosecution.
Latest Nigeria newspaper report that Makama also appealed to members of the public to always be careful with the people around them, saying, “there are many wolves in human skin.”