Police in Ogun State has arrested a 21yrs old woman Amudalat Taiwo for throwing her 12days old baby into pit latrine.
Her arrest followed a complaint from her landlord one Oshunshina Olawale who reported that one of his tenants at No.28, Isheri Street Ilaro woke up early in the morning of 20/06/18 and went to the toilet to ease herself only to be hearing the crying of a baby inside the pit toilet.
On the strength of the complaint, the DPO Ilaro Division CSP Opebiyi Sunday led detectives to the scene where the latrine was broken and the baby was rescued.
On investigation it was discovered that the baby was given birth to by the suspect who was promptly arrested.
On interrogation, she claimed that she is an orphan married to one Taiwo Owolabi who has already married to another woman and have 5 children.
She stated further that the husband is not taken care of her and the baby and since she has no means of catering for the newly born baby, she decided to do away with her.
The said husband has been arrested for failure to provide necessary while the case has been transferred to Anti-Human Trafficking and Child Labour Unit of State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department on the order of the Commissioner of Police CP Ahmed Iliyasu for further investigation and possible prosecution of the suspects.
Meanwhile, the baby is in a stable condition at Stella Obasanjo motherless baby home.
DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi,
PPRO, For CP Ogun State.
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