Nigerian woman arrested for stealing a newborn baby who later died

The Ondo State Police Command has arrested a 35-year-old woman, Funmilayo Mogbojuri, for purportedly stealing a newborn baby at Sabo in the Okitipupa Local Government Area of the state.

The command’s spokesperson, SPLnmi Odunlami, who unveiled this in a statement on Wednesday, July 20, said the suspect was arrested in Sagamu, Ogun state, five days after she absconded suddenly with the child.

Nigerian woman arrested for stealing a newborn baby who later died

The suspect, Funmilayo, had prior taken a child from the home of one another lady in Okitipupa in January 2021, yet the child passed on a couple of days after the incident, as per the PPRO.

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“On 13th July 2022, one Abass Issah of Arikawe Street, Okitipupa came to the Station and reported that his new born baby was stolen by unknown persons. Discreet investigation by Okitipupa Divisional Policemen led to the arrest of one Funmi Mogbojuri ‘f’ age 35years who absconded with the baby to Makun, Sagamu in Ogun State”.

“During interrogation, she confessed to have absconded with the baby to her husband’s house one Odunayo Ayobami ‘m’, it was also discovered that she stole another baby on the the16th of January 2021, in Okitipupa, took the child to Igbokoda and gave him to one Lucky ‘m’ and said the child died few days later. Investigation is on going.” The statement read.

Funmilayo, who admitted to the crime and pleaded for forgiveness, said she didn’t comprehend the spirit that entered her to have perpetrated such a demonstration.

The child’s mom, Binta Alhassan, portrayed how the incident happened, guaranteeing that the woman snatched the baby while she was cleaning up.

As per Binta, the suspect beseeched her for a place to stay the night and she assented by offering her a room.

Notwithstanding, the following morning, when she was leaving the bathroom, she was stunned to find that the suspect had escaped with her child.

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