One Falilat Olatunji was arrested by the Ogun State Police Command for allegedly stealing a four-month-old baby boy in Abeokuta.
Alhaji Abdul Akeem Dawodu, reported at Sabo Ilupeju Police Station that one Mrs Taiwo Bello was washing her clothes outside the house at Iyana Kajola, Mile 2, Abeokuta, and left her four-month-old baby, Ibrahim Bello, sleeping in the room.
When she got back to the room she discovered her baby had been taken away by an unknown person and raised alarm, which attracted a lot of people to the house.
The Ogun state police spokesman, Abimbola Oyeyemi, said upon the report, the DPO, Sabo Ilupeju division, CSP Alhasan AbdulAzeez, mobilized his detectives to the scene and commenced a full-scale investigation into the case.
The efforts of the police yielded positive results when the suspect was sighted at Ilewo Orile with the baby and was promptly arrested.
While interrogating, the suspect, who resides at 23, Jawando street Ayobo Lagos confessed she stole the baby because she wanted to use the baby to deceive her husband whom she had earlier told that she was pregnant for as the product of the pregnancy.
Investigation revealed that the suspect was once squatting in the same house with the parents of the baby and that she was present during the naming ceremony of the same baby.
The police confirmed the baby had been reunited with his parents.
The Commissioner of Police, Ogun State, Bashir Makama, has ordered the immediate transfer of the suspect to State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department for further investigation and prosecution.