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Pastor, two women nabbed for death of eight-month-old baby in Ogun

By Bukky Olajide, Abeokuta
04 April 2022   |   4:05 am
A 50-year-old pastor, Isaac Akinbola and two women namely; Esther Olowolayemo, 29 and Oluwakemi Oshinbajo, 30 have been arrested by Ogun State Police Command for the death of an eight-month-old baby, Obadiah Akinbola.

The suspects

A 50-year-old pastor, Isaac Akinbola and two women namely; Esther Olowolayemo, 29 and Oluwakemi Oshinbajo, 30 have been arrested by Ogun State Police Command for the death of an eight-month-old baby, Obadiah Akinbola.

The suspects were arrested on March 27, following a report lodged by the pastor’s wife, Dasola Akinbola at Awa Ijebu Divisional Headquarters.

Dasola has alleged that she has been having a disagreement with her pastor husband over his illicit affair with some female members of the church for some time now.

The complainant further alleged that her husband came to her house at Ipinle area of Mamu Ijebu area of the state with two women, whom she has been suspecting of having illicit affairs with her husband to beat her up.

While her husband was urging the two women to beat her thoroughly, Dasola’s eight–month-old baby, Obadiah Akinbola,  allegedly fell down.

Upon the report, the Divisional Police Officer (DPO), Awa Ijebu Division, Adewalehinmi Joshua, ordered the arrest of the three suspects, while the woman and her baby were taken to Mamu Ijebu health centre for medical care.

The Guardian learnt that the woman and the baby were later referred to Blessed Hospital Oru Ijebu, where it was discovered that the baby had internal injury, which he sustained when he fell down from his mother’s hands during the scuffle.

The child gave up the ghost on March 28, while receiving treatment as a result of the internal injury.

MEANWHILE, the baby’s corpse has been deposited at the General Hospital Ijebu-Igbo mortuary for autopsy, while, the commissioner of police, Lanre Bankole, has ordered immediate transfer of the suspects to homicide section of the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department (SCIID), for further investigation with the view to arraigning them in court as soon as investigation is concluded.