Mother of six kills her one month old baby, throws corpse into Ogun river - NIGERIAN NEWSORBIT


Sunday, March 28, 2021

Mother of six kills her one month old baby, throws corpse into Ogun river

A 35yrs old mother of six, one Sukurat Olajoke has been arrested by men of Ogun state police command for killing and throwing the corpse of her one month old baby into Ogun river. 

AƧcording to statement from the Spokesman of the state police command, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi on Sunday, Sukurat was said to have been arrested, when  policemen attached to Enugada Divisional headquarters of the Nigeria Police, Abeokuta were on routine patrol of the area.

The DPO, SP Baba Hamzat was said to have seen the woman throwing something suspicious into the river. The suspicious behavior of the woman, after throwing the corpse of the baby into the river was said to have attracted the policemen who quickly apprehended her for questioning.

The statement stated further that it was during 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 reportedly confessed further that, the person who was responsible for the pregnancy of the baby, rejected her and the baby, and since she had no means of taking care of the child, she decided to kill the baby and throw her into the river. 

The police said preliminary investigation revealed 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, SP Baba Hazmat was said to have engaged the service  of local divers, who helped in recovering the corpse of the child now deposited at the General Hospital mortuary. 

Meanwhile, 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. 

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