A 28 year old woman, Anuoluwapo Joshua has been arrested by men of Ogun state police command for stealing a 3 year old baby, Akamaka Patience Francis at Redemption camp.
The suspect stole the child on July 2017 during the monthly Holy Ghost congress of the Church.
The mother of the child reported that the child was stolen by an unknown person when she went to pack the children’s clothes in the new auditorium where she had gone for prayers with her husband.
All efforts to know the whereabouts of the child since then proved abortive.
Luck however ran out on the suspect on the 29th of December when the child was sighted inside the youth center at redemption camp during the Church organized children’s end of the year party.
On receiving the information, the DPO redeemed division SP Olaiya Martins led detectives to the center where they waited until the end of the program when the suspect came out to pick the child and was promptly arrested.
She has since confessed to the crime. She admitted that she lured child out of her parent’s sight and took her to ofada area where she has been taken care of the child since then.
Investigation further revealed that the suspect had earlier got pregnant for somebody in Lagos but travelled to the north where she claimed she has delivered if a baby girl.
But when she came back from the North, she didn’t come with the baby which made the man who impregnated her to be putting pressure on her to bring his child for him.
She later inform her relatives that she is going to the Nasarawa state to bring the child but went to redeemed camp where she stayed for some days before succeeding in stealing the child which she presented to her Relations as her daughter.
Meanwhile the Commissioner of Police, CP Ahmed Ilyasu has ordered the immediate transfer of the suspect to the state criminal investigation and intelligence department for further investigation and prosecution.
ASP Abimbola Oyeyemi,
PPRO, Ogun State Police Command.
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