Police arrest 40-yr-old woman over baby’s death


By Ayobami Abdullahi

The Ogun State Police Command has arrested a 40-year-old woman, Foluke Owolewa for killing a one-day old baby.

This was made known in a release issued by the Ogun state police public relation officer ASP Abimbola Oyeyemi on Thursday.

Oyeyemi in a statement said, “the incident which happened at Ipamesan area of Sango Ota was reported at Sango Divisional Headquarters by the Vice Chairman of the CDA in the area.

“The suspect delivered the baby this morning but before anybody knows what happened, she has killed the baby girl.

   “Immediately the case was reported, the DPO Sango Ota Division, SP 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 being taken care of by her husband hence her reason for killing the baby which she believed will be an additional burden on her.

Further investigation revealed that this is not the first time the woman will attempt killing her child, it was gathered that she once threw one of her daughters into a pit latrine on delivery but the baby girl was lucky to be rescued alive.

 The Commissioner of Police, CP Ahmed Iliyasu  has directed that the suspect be transferred to Homicide Section of the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department.

The CP therefore 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.