The Ondo Police command has arrested a 35 year old woman, Funmi Mogbojuri and her husband, after their earlier arrest for absconding with a baby to Makun, Sagamu in Ogun State.
In a statement made available to Niger Delta Connect in Akure on Thursday by the Police Public Relations Officer in the State, Odunlami Funmilayo, investigations revealed that Funmi Mogbojuri had stolen another baby on the 16th of January, 2021, in Okitipupa, took the child to Igbokoda and gave him to one Lucky, and said the child died few days later.
She said: “During interrogation, she confessed to have absconded with the baby to her husband’s house one Odunayo Ayobami ‘m’, it was also discovered that she stole another baby on the 16th of January, 2021, in Okitipupa, took the child to Igbokoda and gave him to one Lucky ‘m’ and said the child died few days later.”
This came two weeks after the command arrested a 22-year old lady, Adeola Omoniyi for stealing a five-year old girl at Ore, in Odigbo Local Government Area of the state.
While parading the suspect alongside others at the command headquarters in Akure, the PPRO said: “On the 1st of July, 2022, a case of Child Stealing was reported at Ore Division, a grandmother sent her grand daughter Precious Aje ‘f’ 5years, on errand and on her way she was accosted by one Adeola Omoniyi ‘f’ of Ilutitun, Okeasa Street, held her and was taking her away but for the neighbours who recognized the child and raised alarm before she was rescued.
“The suspect confessed to have stolen Two (2) kids which she sold for Thirty Thousand Naira Only (N30,000.00) each while she said her father was the one who sold the children. Her father has been arrested and he is helping the Police with necessary information needed.
“Also, on the 6th of July, 2022, at Ikare-Akoko, one Mrs. Bamitale left her 3years old child in her shop to buy some toiletries, before she came back, one Aanu Afolabi Aged 23 went into the shop carried the girl and backed her, as she was about crossing the road, she ran into a motorcyclist, while the motorcyclist and people around where trying to help her, one of the sympathisers realize that the child she was carrying belongs to her neighbour and raised alarm. An android phone was found in her possession, including a bucket”, Odunlami added.