Olusegun Ariyo

Operatives of the Ogun State Police Command have arrested Two women for stealing a baby boy in the state

Our Correspondent gathered the two suspects were nabbed by men on the 25th of July 2022

The 53-year-old suspect identified as Chinyere Nwozu was seen carrying week old baby at about 9 am on the said date.

As she could not breastfeed the crying baby as a mother, members of the public became suspicious and immediately alerted the police at Sango Ota divisional headquarters.

“Upon the information, the DPO of Sango Ota, SP Dahiru Saleh, detailed his detectives to the scene where the woman was promptly arrested,” Ogun police spokesman, Abimbola Oyeyemi said on Saturday.

According to Oyeyemi, the arrested Nwozu had confessed during interrogation that “she is not the biological mother of the child; but that she bought the child somewhere in Agege area of Lagos state through one Ngozi Akaeme at the rate of 500,000 Naira.”

Upon her confession, our Correspondent learnt the detectives went after the said Ngozi Akaeme and got her arrested.

Akaeme reportedly told the police that she was an accomplice to Chinyere Nwozu, adding that “she actually negotiated with the biological mother of the baby who agreed to sell the baby.”

Oyeyemi said efforts to make Akaeme accompany the cops to locate where the baby’s biological mother is, proved abortive.

He explained further that the Commissioner of Police, CP Lanre Bankole, has directed that the two suspects be transferred to the State CIID for further investigation and possible prosecution.

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