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A 35-year-old mother of six , Sukurat Olajoke has blamed frustration for the reason she killed her one month old baby and threw him into Ogun river in Abeokuta.
Men of Ogun state police command arrested Olajoke for allegedly killing her one month old baby, and dumped the corpse in Ogun river.
The suspect confessed shortly after she was arrested that she was frustrated following the rejection of the baby and herself by the supposed father and decided to kill the infant and throw it into Ogun river in Lafenwa ,Abeokuta.
The Police Public Relations Officer in the state ,DSP, Abimbola Oyeyemi disclosed this in a statement on Sunday .
Oyeyemi added that Olajoke was apprehended by policemen attached to Enugada divisional headquarters Abeokuta who were on routine patrol with the DPO SP Baba Hamzat .
According to him, the policemen saw the woman throwing something suspicious into the river. The suspicious behavior of the woman, after throwing the object into the river attracted the policemen who quickly apprehended her for questioning.
“It was on 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 confessed further that, the person who is responsible for the pregnancy of the baby, rejected her and the baby, and since she has no means of taking care of the child, she decided to kill and throw her into the river.
“Preliminary investigation revealed that, the suspect had given birth to six other children for three different men, before she got pregnant for one man simply identified as Hakeem who refused to accept the paternity of the child.
“The DPO later engaged the service of local divers, who helped in recovering the corpse of the child, and it has been deposited at the general hospital mortuary.”
The PPRO however said the Commissioner of Police, Edward 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.