A Lagos resident identified as Falilat Olatunji who stole her benefactor’s 4-month-old son at Iyana Lajola community of Mile Two in Ogun State’s capital, Abeokuta, has been arrested following a search that was conducted after the mother of the baby Taiwo Bello raised an alarm.
Taiwo was reportedly doing laundry within her apartment when Falilat sneaked into her room and stole her baby. The suspect was arrested after the police who were alerted after a search in the community was unsuccessful, saw her with a baby that fitted the description at Ilewo Orile.
Upon being interrogated, Falilat who was squatting in the same house with parents of the baby said she stole him to deceive her husband she lied to about being pregnant.
“On interrogation, the suspect confessed to have stolen the baby in order to deceive her husband he was the product of the pregnancy she told him.
“Investigation revealed that the suspect was once squatting in the same house with the parents of the baby and that she was present during the naming ceremony of the same baby.
“The baby has been reunited with his parents. The Commissioner of Police Bashir Makama has ordered the immediate transfer of the suspect to the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department (SCIID) for further investigation and prosecution.
“He appealed to members of the public to always beware of people around them because there are a lot of wolves in human skin,” Ogun State Police spokesman, Abimbola Oyeyemi said.