The Ogun State Police Command has confirmed the arrest of a 35-year-old woman identified as Sukurat Olajoke after she killed her one month old baby, and dumped the corpse in Ogun River.
The arrest of the suspect was confirmed by the spokesperson of the state police command, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi, who said that Sukurat was nabbed after policemen attached to Enugada divisional headquarters Abeokuta who were on routine patrol with the Dpo SP Baba Hamzat saw the woman throwing something suspicious into the river.
According to DSP Oyeyemi, the suspicious behavior of the woman, after throwing the object into the river attracted the policemen who quickly apprehended her for questioning.
“It was on interrogation that the suspect, who lives at Agboole Alakoye area of Igbo Ora in Oyo state, confessed that what she threw into the river was the corpse of her one month old baby, who she killed out of frustration. She confessed further that, the person who is responsible for the pregnancy of the baby, rejected her and the baby, and since she has no means of taking care of the child, she decided to kill and throw her into the river,” Oyeyemi said.
The police spokesperson said that preliminary investigation revealed that, the suspect had given birth to six other children for three different men, before getting pregnant for one man simply identified as Hakeem who refused to accept the paternity of the child.