By Michael Adesanya
A 39-year-old man who is a graduate of the University of Lagos (UNILAG), Olakunle Agbaje has been arrested by the Ogun State Police command for allegedly stealing a two-month old baby at Mowe area of the state.
The arrest of the suspect followed a distress call received by the police that a woman, Morufa Taiwo was sleeping in her room and the suspect sneaked into her room and took the baby boy from her side.
While the suspect was tiptoeing out of the room, according to a statement by the Command’s Spokesman, Abimbola Oyeyemi in Abeokuta, 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, Marvis Jayeola quickly moved to the scene with his men where the suspect was promptly arrested.
Oyeyemi stated that while the suspect was been interrogated, he claimed that he strayed into the woman’s room unknowingly but later started begging for mercy with the plea that he didn’t know what pushed him to do what he did.
The State Commissioner of Police, Bashir Makama has ordered the immediate transfer of the suspect to state criminal investigation and intelligence department for further investigation.