Police in Ogun State have arrested two women for allegedly stealing a week-old baby boy in Sango Ota part of the state.
According to reports, men from the Ogun State Police Command arrested the two women at about 9:00AM on Monday, the 25th of July, 2022.
On the mentioned date, one of the suspects, 53-year-old Chinyere Nwozu, was reportedly seen with the crying one-week-old baby.
People grew suspicious when she was unable to comfort the crying child like a mother, and they promptly called the police at the divisional headquarters in Sango Ota.
After receiving the information, SP Dahiru Saleh, the DPO of Sango Ota divisional headquarters sent his men to the location where they swiftly arrested the woman.
“Upon receiving the information, the DPO of Sango Ota DH, SP Dahiru Saleh, detailed his detectives to the scene where the woman was promptly arrested,” Ogun police spokesman, Abimbola Oyeyemi said on Saturday.
According to Oyeyemi, the arrested woman, identified as Nwozu, had confessed during interrogation that “she is not the biological mother of the child; but that she bought the child from somewhere in Agege area of Lagos state through one Ngozi Akaeme at the rate of 500,000 naira.”
Upon her confession, it was gathered that detectives went after the said Ngozi Akaeme and got her arrested.
Akaeme reportedly told the police that she was an accomplice to Chinyere Nwozu, adding that “she actually negotiated with the biological mother of the baby who agreed to sell the baby.”
Oyeyemi said efforts to make Akaeme accompany the cops to locate where the biological mother of the baby is, proved abortive.
He explained further that the Commissioner of Police, CP Lanre Bankole, has directed that the two suspects should be transferred to the State CIID for further investigation and possible prosecution.
Source: Daily Post.