Man steals one month old baby in Ogun

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Sodiq Ojuroungbe

Men of Ogun state police command have arrested a 39-year old man, Olakunle Agbaje for allegedly stealing a one month old baby in Adesan,  mowe area of obafemi owode local government of Ogun state. 

It was gathered that Agbaje reportedly sneaked into the room of the mother and took the baby boy from her side while sleeping.  

The Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi in a statement made available to newsmen said  the suspect was caught while tiptoeing with the baby out of   the room. 

Oyeyemi added that the mother woke up in the process and raised alarm which led to the arrest of the suspect.  

He said, “Police in ogun state on 5th of October 2019 apprehended a 39 year old man Olakunle Agbaje for stealing a two month old baby at no 32 odukoya street Adesan in mowe area of obafemi owode local government. 

“The arrest of the suspect followed a distress call received by the police in mowe division headquarters that a woman Marufu Taiwo was sleeping in her room at Adesan area of mowe when the suspect who resides at no 13 Dennis street Arigbawonwo sneaked into her room and took the baby boy from her side. 

“While the suspect was tiptoeing out of the room, the mother of the child woke up and raised alarm consequent upon which distress call was made to the police. 

“On receiving the information,  the DPO Mowe division SP Marvis Jayeola quickly moved to the scene with his men where the suspect was promptly arrested. 

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“On interrogation, the suspect who first claimed that he strayed into the woman’s room unknowingly later started begging for mercy with the plea that he didn’t know what pushed him to do what he did. 

“Meanwhile, the commissioner of police cp Bashir makama has ordered the immediate transfer of the suspect to state criminal investigation and intelligence department for further investigation.”

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