Killing and Dumping
The Ogun State Police Command says it has arrested a 35-year- old woman, Sukurat Olajoke for allegedly killing her one-month- old baby, and dumped the corpse in Ogun river.
The state Police Public Relations Officer, Abimbola Oyeyemi said the suspect was arrested around 8.30pm on Saturday.
He said policemen attached to Enugada Divisional headquarters Abeokuta who were on routine patrol with their Divisional Police Officer, SP Baba Hamzat saw the woman throwing something suspicious into the river.
Oyeyemi explained that also the suspicious behaviour of the woman after she threw the object into the river, triggered the curiousity of the policemen and she was apprehended for questioning.
He added that It was during 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.
Oyeyemi said she confessed further that, the person who was responsible for the pregnancy of the baby, rejected her and the baby, and since she had no means of taking care of the child, she decided to kill and throw her into the river.
However, Oyeyemi added that preliminary investigation revealed that, the suspect had given birth to six other children for three different men, before she got pregnant again for one man who she simply identified as Hakeem who refused to accept the paternity of the child.
The DPO, he stated later engaged the service of local divers, who helped in recovering the corpse of the child, and it has been deposited at the general hospital mortuary in Abeokuta.
Meanwhile, the state 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.