THE Osun State Police Command paraded a 40-year-old woman, Ganiyat Abass who allegedly stole a six-day-old baby in Iwo area of Osun State.
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The woman went to the house of the mother pretending to be a sister in-law who came to help in order to steal the child.
According to the Osun State Commissioner of Police, CP Wale Olokode, the suspect came with wraps of corn milk (Eko) and gave the mother of the baby N200 to buy bean cake (moimoin). While the woman went to buy the food, the suspect carefully packaged the baby in a poly bag and left.
Not until the mother cl the baby came back and could not find the visitor and the baby that she raised alarm.
On interrogation, the suspect said she was a neighbor to the family of the mother of the baby but the mother said she has never met the woman before in her life.
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“On the 24th March, 2022 at about 2030hrs, the complainant reported at Iwo Division that, the above named suspects connived together and stole a six-day old baby girl from the lactating mother who is having medical challenge, 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 runaway. Suspects were arrested at early hour 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 investigation.
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Like I said the other time that, we the officers and men of Osun State Police Command shall continue to do our best, to make the good citizens of Osun State sleep with their two eyes closed.
The command assures all law abiding citizens of adequate security of life and properties.
I warn the criminally-minded people to have a rethink before embarking on any criminal activities, because no matter how smart they are, the long arms of the law will definitely catch-up with them, like these ones you are seeing.”
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