Ogun Police Arrest Woman for Suspected Infanticide

Operatives of the Ogun State Police Command have apprehended a thirty-five-year old woman, Sukurat Olajoke for allegedly killing her own one month old baby, and dumping the corpse in ogun river.
According to a statement by the Ogun State Police Public Relations Officer, Mr. Abimbola Oyeyemi, the suspect was arrested, after the policemen attached to Enugada Divisional Headquarters Abeokuta who are on routine patrol saw the woman throwing something suspicious into the river.
Mr. Oyeyemi explained that the suspicious behavior of the woman, after throwing the object into the river attracted the policemen who quickly apprehended her for questioning.
He said that during interrogation, the woman had confessed to throwing the corpse of her one month old baby whom she killed out of frustration into the river.
According to the Ogun State PPRO, 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.
He added that the police had recovered the corpse of the child, and it has been deposited at the General hospital mortuary.
Meanwhile, the Commissioner of Police, Mr 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.

Fransisca Irekpita

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