Richard Ginika Izuora
One Sukurat Olajoke, aged 35, is now in Police custody for allegedly killing her own baby.
The Ogun State Police Command effected her arrest After she Killed her one-month-old baby and dumped her corpse in Ogun River.
According to a statement issued by the Police spokesman, Abimbola Oyeyemi on Sunday, March 28, the suspect was arrested by policemen attached to the Enugada divisional headquarters, Abeokuta, who were on a routine patrol.
The detectives saw the woman throwing something into the river and her suspicious behaviour attracted the policemen who quickly apprehended her for questioning.
“It was on interrogation that the suspect, who lives at Agboole Alakoye area of Igbo Ora in Oyo state; confessed that what she threw into the river was the corpse of her one-month-old baby, who she killed out of frustration.
“She confessed further that the person responsible for her pregnancy and the baby rejected her and the baby. Since she had no means of taking care of the child, she decided to kill and throw her into the river.
“Preliminary investigation revealed that the suspect had given birth to six other children for three different men; before getting pregnant for one man simply identified as Hakeem; who refused to accept the paternity of the child.
“The DPO later engaged the services of local divers, who helped in recovering the corpse of the child…It has been deposited at the General Hospital Mortuary.
“Meanwhile, the Commissioner of Police, Edward Ajogun, has ordered the immediate transfer of the suspect; to the homicide section of the state criminal investigation and intelligence department for further investigation and prosecution.”
the statement added.