One Sukurat Olajoke, 35 has been arrested by men of Ogun state police command for killing her one month old baby, and dumping the corpse in Ogun river.
Spokesperson of the state police command, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi, in a statement said the suspect was arrested, when 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 which 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.
It was learn 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.
The DPO later engaged the service of local divers, who helped in recovering the corpse of the child, and it has been deposited at the general hospital mortuary.
Abimbola further said the commissioner of police, CP Edward Awolowo Ajogun, has ordered the immediate transfer of the suspect to homicide section of the state criminal investigation and intelligence department for further investigation and prosecution.