November 29, 2022

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Police-Arrest

Woman held for stealing newborn in Ibadan

Posted By Godwin Onyemaechi

The Oyo State Police Command yesterday said it apprehended one Itunu Adepoju for allegedly stealing a three-day-old baby from her mother.

The Command said preliminary investigation revealed that the baby was stolen from her mother, Monsurat Latee, who put to bed at Mission House, in Yahora Faith Mission, Itamerin, Ogbere, Ibadan.

A statement by the Command spokesman, Adewale Osifeso said that the suspect was arrested in Lagos by detectives attached to the Command’s Special Enquiry Berreau

On Tuesday 19/07/2022, the baby’s mother proceeded to Abaemu General Hospital, Ona-Ora to initiate immunisation proceedings for her daughter. There she met the suspect who approached her as a friendly patient who also sought medical intervention.”

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

“They got chatting and the suspect indicated interest in moving down to Ibadan from Lagos and was in dire need of accomodation. Monsurat Lateef, 36, driven by empathy, decided to oblige the total stranger by assisting her with the house search.”

“The complainant invited the suspect over to spend the night with her,” the statement said

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