A woman who traditionally resides in Lagos has been arrested by police for allegedly stealing a baby in Ogun State.
Falilat Olatunji, a resident of Ayobo in Ipaja area of the state, allegedly sneaked into a woman’s room at Iyana Lajola, Mile Two, Abeokuta and stole her sleeping four-month-old son.
It was alleged that the child’s mother, identified as Taiwo Bello, was doing laundry within the premises and when she returned to her room, her child Ibrahim had disappeared.
Bewildered by the situation, the woman was said to have raised the alarm which attracted neighbors and a search for the kid commenced.
When the baby was nowhere in sight, it was gathered that a community leader Alhaji Abdul Dawodu, ran to the Sabo Ilupeju Division to report the baby’s disappearance which prompted the police to be on alert.
Police spokesman Abimbola Oyeyemi, a Deputy Superintendent (DSP) said a search was immediately mobilised and operatives put on notice which paid off as a woman was sighted with a baby that fitted the description at Ilewo Orile and immediately arrested.
On interrogation, the suspect confessed to have stolen the baby in order to deceive her husband he was the product of the pregnancy she told him.