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Man nabbed stealing two-month-old baby


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Police operatives in Ogun State at the weekend apprehended a 39-year-old man for allegedly stealing a two-month-old baby for ritual.

Police spokesman, Abimbola Oyeyemi, who confirmed the arrest, said the suspect, Olakunle Agbaje, was nabbed on October 5, for stealing a two months old baby at No. 32, Odukoya street, Adesan in Mowe area of Obafemi Owode Local Government Area.

“The arrest of the suspect followed a distress call received by the police in Mowe divisional 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 the 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.

“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”, Oyeyemi said.

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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