Police have rescued a two week-old baby girl allegedly stolen by a woman, Mrs Ifeoluwa Yekini, at Abule Ifo in Ifo Local Government Area of Ogun State. The police also arrested Yekini. The state Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Olumuyiwa Adejobi, who confirmed the incident yesterday, said the suspect had been monitoring the mother of the baby right from when she was pregnant.
Adejobi, a Deputy Superintendent of Police, said the suspect eventually succeeded in stealing the child using deception. According to him, the baby girl was stolen on October 31 and rescued on November 14.
The police spokesman added that the suspect had also deceived her husband into believing that she was pregnant. Adejobi explained that having succeeded in stealing the baby, Yekini went into hiding at her parents’ village from where she called her husband and his relations on the phone, informing them that she had been delivered of a baby girl.
He said: “The suspect, who had been monitoring the mother of the baby while pregnant, went under the pretense of felicitating with the mother in her house at the same village, requested to back the baby, which the mother obliged her. “She went further by requesting from the mother to take the baby out to shop for the little baby girl.
But at the market, the suspect decided to run away with the baby to an unknown place. “The mother of the baby, after several efforts to locate her with the baby, then reported the case to the police at the Police Divisional Headquarters in Ifo for search and necessary investigation.”