A 40-year-old woman has been arrested by the police in Ogun State after she allegedly killed her one-day-old baby.
A 40-year-old woman, Foluke Owolewa, has been arrested by the Ogun State Police Command for allegedly killing her one-day old baby in the Sango Ota area of the state.
According to the State Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), ASP Abimbola Owoyemi, Owolewa was arrested on Wednesday, February 15, 2017, by officers attached to the Sango Police Divisional Headquarters after residents reported the incident.
ASP Owoyemi said:
“The suspect delivered the baby this morning (Wednesday) but before anybody knew what happened, she had killed the baby girl.
Immediately the case was reported, the police led detectives to the scene at No. 17, Ilupeju Street, Anishere Unity Estate, Sango Ota, where the woman was promptly arrested.
On interrogation, the suspect claimed that her two other children are not being taken care of by her husband.
She said she killed the baby because she believed that the baby would be an additional burden on her.
Further investigations revealed that this is not the first time the woman will attempt killing her child.
We gathered that she once threw one of her daughters into a pit latrine few days after delivery, but the baby girl was lucky to be rescued alive.”
ASP Owoyemi added that the Commissioner of Police in the state, Ahmed Iliyasu, has directed that the case be transferred to Homicide Section of the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department, (SCIID), for proper investigation and proseuction.