The Ogun State Police Command has arrested a 35-year-old mother of six, Sukurat Olajoke, for killing her one-month-old baby and dumping the corpse in the Ogun River.
The suspect reportedly confessed after her arrest that she was frustrated following the rejection of the baby by the supposed father and decided to kill the infant and throw it into the Ogun River at Lafenwa, Abeokuta.
The Police Public Relations Officer in the state, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi, disclosed this in a statement on Sunday.
Oyeyemi stated that Olajoke was apprehended by policemen attached to the Enugada Divisional Headquarters, Abeokuta, who were on a routine patrol with the Divisional Police Officer, SP Baba Hamzat.
According to him, the policemen saw the woman throwing something suspicious into the river and her behaviour afterward attracted the police, who indulged her in for questioning.
Oyeyemi said, “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, whom she killed out of frustration.