The Oyo State Police Command has arrested a 23-year-old woman, Itunu Adepoju, for allegedly stealing her benefactor’s three-day-old child in Ibadan, the state capital.
The state Police Public Relations Officer, Adewale Osifeso, in a press release on Wednesday, mentioned the suspect had a stillbirth and went to a hospital in Ibadan for therapy, the place she met the 36-year-old mom of the child, Monsurat Lateef.
The assertion learn, “The dragnet of the eagle-eyed crack detectives connected to the command’s Particular Enquiry Bureau caught up with one Itunu Adepoju, 23, of Badore space, Ajah, Lagos State, who on July 19, 2022, surreptitiously absconded with a three-day-old feminine child from her mom.
“Preliminary findings reveal that the mom, Monsurat Lateef, was delivered of a feminine youngster on Saturday, July 16, 2022, to the delight of her household on the Mission Home, Yahora Religion Mission, Itamerin, Ogbere.
“On Tuesday, July 19, 2022, she proceeded to Abaemu Basic Hospital, Ona-Ora, to provoke immunisation proceedings for her daughter from the place she met the suspect, who approached her as a pleasant affected person who additionally sought medical therapy.
“Unknown to Monsurat, the suspect had simply suffered a stillbirth and had been referred to the identical well being facility for a scan.
“They obtained chatting and the suspect indicated curiosity in transferring right down to Ibadan from Lagos, saying she was in dire want of lodging. Monsurat, pushed by empathy, determined to oblige the entire stranger by helping her to seek for lodging.
“In furtherance to the above, the complainant determined to ask her (the suspect) over to spend the night time as a result of on the time, the home looking had encroached into late night.
“In what appeared a premeditated motion round 1300hours, the suspect, Itunu Adepoju, who had now completely gained the arrogance and belief of her host, pleaded to make use of a close-by Level-of-Gross sales terminal with the three-day-old child fastidiously tucked away on her again. The cash she meant gathering, based on her, was despatched to her by her fiancé for the aim of finishing the hire course of.
“The complainant obliged the suspect earlier than she later realised that she had been tricked and that the suspect had absconded along with her youngster. Investigation is ongoing and the matter will probably be expressly charged to court docket upon its completion.”