Police in Ogun state have arrested a man; Olakunle Agbaje, in possession of two months old baby allegedly stolen from the mother at 32 odukoya street Adesan in mowe area of the state.
The suspected, on Saturday, allegedly sneaked into the home of Mrs Marufu Taiwo who slept off while breastfeeding her baby and stole the two months old boy.
It was gathered that when the suspect who resides at no 13 Dennis street Arigbawonwo was tiptoeing out of the room with the baby, the child’s mother woke up and raised alarm for help from neighbours who alerted the police to the alleged crime.
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The Public Relations Officer in Ogun State, Abimbola Oyeyemi, who confirmed this in a release stated that the Divisional Police Officer for Mowe division; Marvis Jayeola, mobilised officers to the area and arrested the suspect following a distress call the division received.
Abimbola added that the suspect after he had claimed straying into the woman’s room unknowingly, later pleaded for mercy, maintaining that he didn’t know what pushed him to commit the act.
The Police Spokesman stressed that the suspect has been transferred to the state criminal investigation and intelligence department for further investigation on the directive of the Police Commissioner, Bashir Manama.