By Daud Olatunji

ABEOKUTA—The Ogun State Police Command yesterday said it had arrested,  one Ifeoluwa Yekini, for allegedly stealing a-two-week-old baby in Abule Ifo,  Ifo Local Government Area of Ogun State.

The Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Muyiwa Adejobi, said the suspect  had been monitoring the mother of the baby during pregnancy.

Adejobi said, when the mother delivered the baby, the suspect went to the mother’s house pretending to be felicitating with her and requested to help her back the baby, the offer which was granted by the mother.

The PPRO said: “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 that she had been pregnant, took permission to visit her parents in another village where called  her husband that she had put to bed.

Her suspicious relations and neighbours raised alarm which forced her to flee to Onipanu area in Ota, Ogun State where she was eventually arrested on November 14, 2015.

“The suspect was arrested by combined teams of Onipanu and Ifo Divisions of the command when the suspected, who had been placed under surveillance by the police, was sighted in the area. The Commissioner of Police, Ogun State, Abdulmajid Ali, charged parents to protect their children and keep watch over them always. He stressed that the case should be a lesson to many mothers. Ali directed that the case be charged to court as the command would not tolerate any act of criminality in Ogun State.”

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