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By Kazeem Awojoodu, Ibadan


A 23-old mother has been arrested for absconded with a three day old baby.


Naijanewshub.com.ng reports that the long arm of the Oyo State Police Command has caught up with a 23-year old mother who absconded with a three day old baby in Ibadan with intention to replace him with her stillbirth.

This was made known through a press statement signed by the Oyo state Police Command Public Relations Officer, SP. Adewale Osifeso.

Oyo State Police Command according to the statement maintained that constructive leadership of CP Adebowale Williams psc (+) fdc is determined to fight crime and criminality to a standstill through the adoption of scientifically driven investigative methods fused with communal partnerships from its diverse stakeholders.

The statement further maintained that, the dragnet of eagle-eyed crack detectives attached to the Command’s Special Enquiry Bureau caught up with one Itunu Adepoju ‘f’ age 23yrs of Badore Area, Ajah, Lagos State who on 19/07/2022 surreptitiously absconded with a three(3)day old female Baby from her Mother.

Preliminary findings reveals that the Mother, one Monsurat Lateef ‘f’ 36yrs of Itamerin Area, Ogbere, Ona Ara LGA delivered a Female Child on Saturday 16/07/2022 to the delight of her family at Mission House, Yahora Faith Mission, Itamerin,Ogbere.

On Tuesday 19/07/2022, she proceeded to Abaemu General Hospital, Ona-Ora to initiate immunization proceedings for her daughter from where she met the suspect who approached her as a friendly patient who also soughted Medical intervention.

Unknowing to Monsurat, the suspect had just suffered a stillbirth and had been referred to the same health facility for scan.

They got chatting and the suspect indicated interest in moving down to Ibadan from Lagos and was in dire need of accommodation. Monsurat Lateef ‘f’ ’36yrs’, driven by empathy decided to oblige the total stranger by assisting her with the House search.

In furtherance to the above, the complainant decided to invite her(the suspect) over to spend the night because at the time, the House searching had encroached into late evening.

In what seemed a premeditated action around 1300HRS, the suspect, Itunu Adepoju who had now totally gained the confidence and trust of her host pleaded to use a nearby Point of sales terminal with the three(3)day old baby carefully tucked away on a back.The money she intended collecting according to her was sent to her by her Fiance for the purpose of completing the rent process.

The Complainant Monsurat Lateef ‘f’, obliged the suspect before she later realized she had been tricked and that the suspect had absconded with her Child.

Investigation is ongoing and the matter would be expressly charged to court upon its completion.

The good people of the State are enjoined to remain cooperative and unrelenting with providing timely and credible information capable of nipping crime in the bud at all times, please.

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