The Osun State Police Command has apprehended a couple, Ganiyat Abass and Olatunbosun for allegedly stealing a 6-day-old baby from his mentally deranged mother, Jemilat Musa at Agbele Compound, Iwo.
The couple who were paraded on Friday at the Osun State Police Command headquarters, Osogbo denied stealing the baby.The police had stated that they had found the baby stuffed in a shopping bag after an alarm was raised of a missing child.However, Ganiyat said that she was a friend to the 23-year-old mother and had given her money to buy bean cake. She maintained that she clothed and fed Jemilat while she was pregnant.
She explained further that she had taken the baby to her husband’s new apartment for a visit.Meanwhile Olatunbosun said he knew nothing about the incident and claimed that Ganiyat told him she was pregnant and always demanded money for a scan from him which he always gave her.However, Jemilat’s mother denied knowledge of the suspect adding that they did not know her and all she wanted to do was to steal the newborn baby.
The Osun Commissioner of Police, Olawale Olokode in a statement said, ” Ganiyat Abass and Olatunbosun Ajibola, were arrested on the 24th March, 2022 at about 2030hrs. The complainant reported at Iwo Division that, the above-named suspects connived and stole a six-day-old baby girl from the lactating mother who is mentally challenged, by name Jemilat Musa ‘f’ 23yrs, residing at Agbele’s compound Iwo.
The first suspect went to the apartment of the mother pretending to be her sister-in-law, trickly gave her some wraps of cornmeal and sum of N200 to go and buy bean cake (Moi-Moi). Shortly after the baby’s mother left to buy the bean cake, the suspect quickly put the baby inside a sack and ran away. Suspects were arrested at the early hours of today 25th March 2022 in collaboration with the civilian JTF.
“During interrogation, they confessed to the crime. Suspects will be charged to court after the completion of investigations.”