Tuesday, November 17, 2015 11:30 pm
The Police in Ota and Ifo divisions of Ogun State have rescued a two week old baby who was stolen from her mother.
The suspect,Ifeoluwa Yekini, of Abule Ifo in Ifo town was alleged to have stolen the baby on Saturday,October 31, 2015.
A statement on Tuesday by the state Police spokesman, DSP Olumuyiwa Adejobi explained how the baby was stolen.
“The suspect who had been monitoring the mother of the baby while pregnant,went under the pretence of felicitating with the mother in her house at the same village, requested to back the baby,which the mother obliged her.
“She went further by requesting from the mother to take the baby out to shop for the little baby girl. But at the market, the suspect decided to run away with the baby to an unknown place.
“The mother of the baby,after several efforts to locate her with the baby, then reported the case to the police at the Police Divisional Headquarters in Ifo for search and necessary investigation.
“The suspect,who had been on some medications to deceive her husband for being pregnant,took permission from her husband to visit her parents,in another village,from where she put a phone call across to her husband that she had put to bed.
“This was so suspicious and her relations and neighbors raised alarm which compelled her to flee to Onipanu area in Ota, Ogun state where she was eventually arrested on 14th November,2015 at 0500hrs”.
Meanwhile, the Ogun state Commissioner of Police, CP Abdulmajid Ali has charged parents to protect their children and keep watch over them.
He stressed that this case should be a lesson to many mothers.
CP Ali has however directed that the case be charged to court as the command will not tolerate any act of criminality in Ogun State.