A 35-YEAR-OLD woman and mother of six, Sukurat Olajoke, has been arrested by men of Ogun State Police Command for killing her own one-month-old baby, and dumping the corpse in Ogun river, Abeokuta, the state capital.
According to the state’s Police Public Relations Officer, DSP, Abimbola Oyeyemi, the suspect was arrested when policemen attached to Enugada Divisional Headquarters, Abeokuta were on routine patrol with the Divisional Police Officer, SP Baba.
“The team saw the woman throw something suspicious into the river, the suspicious behavior of the woman, after throwing the object into the river caught the police attention and they (Police) quickly apprehended her for questioning,” Hamzat stated.
Police said that the suspect who lives at Agboole Alakoye area of Igbo ora in Oyo State, during the course of interrogation confessed that what she threw into the river was the corpse of her one-month-old baby, whom she killed out of frustration.
According to the Police, Olajoke confessed further that the person responsible for the pregnancy of the baby, rejected her and the baby, and since she has no means of taking care of the child, she decided to kill and throw her into the river.
The command’s PPRO stated that preliminary investigation revealed that the suspect had given birth to six other children for three different men, before another pregnancy for one man simply identified as Hakeem who refused to accept the paternity of the child.
The Commissioner of Police, CP Edward Ajogun, has ordered the immediate transfer of the suspect to the homicide section of the state criminal investigation and intelligence department for further investigation and prosecution.