Operatives of the Ondo State Police Command have arrested a woman named Funmilayo Mogbojuri for stealing a newborn baby at Sabo in Okitipupa Local Government Area of the state.
In a statement released by SP Funmi Odunlami, the 35-year-old suspect was nabbed five days after she committed the crime and absconded.
The PPRO said the suspect had earlier stolen a baby from the residence of another woman in Okitipupa in January 2021, but the baby died few days later.
“On 13th July 2022, one Abass Issah of Arikawe Street, Okitipupa came to the Station and reported that his newborn baby was stolen by unknown persons.
A discreet investigation by Okitipupa Divisional Policemen led to the arrest of one Funmi Mogbojuri, 35, who absconded with the baby to Makun, Sagamu in Ogun State
During interrogation, she confessed to having absconded with the baby to her husband’s house one Odunayo Ayobami ‘m’, it was also discovered that she st@le another baby on the the16th of January 2021, in Okitipupa, took the child to Igbokoda and gave him to one Lucky and said the child died few days later. An investigation is ongoing.”
She admitted stealing the baby and said she had no idea the spirit that possessed her body and made her do it.
The mother of the baby after reconciling with her baby revealed that she was bathing when the suspect stole the child.
The naive mother said Odunlami came to her begging to pass the night which she obliged her by giving her a room but to her shock while on her way from the bathroom the following morning the woman had absconded with the baby.