By Olufemi Adediran, Abeokuta
Men of the Ogun State Police Command has arrested a 40-year-old woman, Foluke Owolewa for killing her own one-day old baby.
According to a statement by the Command’s Spokesman, Mr. Abimbola Oyeyemi, the incident occurred at Ipamesan in Sango Ota area of the State.
Oyeyemi disclosed that the suspect who had delivered the baby on Wednesday morning killed the baby before anybody could find out.
Oyeyemi said, “Immediately the case was reported, the DPO Sango Ota Division, Akinsola Ogunwale led detective to the scene at No. 17 Ilupeju Street, Anishere Unity Estate, Sango Ota where the woman was promptly arrested.”
“On interrogation, the suspect claimed that her two other children are not been taken care of by her husband hence her reason for killing the baby which she believed will be an additional burden on her.”
According to him, further investigation revealed that it was not the first time the woman would attempt to kill her child, saying the suspect had once attempted to throw one of her daughters into a pit latrine on delivery but the baby girl was lucky to be rescued alive.
The corpse of the baby had been recovered and released to the husband.
Oyeyemi added that the State Commissioner of Police, Ahmed Iliyasu had directed that the suspect be transferred to Homicide Section of the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department.
The Commissioner appealed to members of the public to always be mindful of what is going on around them so as to give useful information to the Police.