Two women are now singing like canaries in a police cell in Ogun State, telling investigators what they know about the theft of a one-week-old baby who they allegedly stole in Agege, Lagos.
This was revealed over the weekend by the police public relations officer, Abimbola Oyeyemi, a Deputy Superintendent of Police, DSP, who disclosed that the suspects were nabbed at Sango-Ota, Ogun State, on Monday, July 25.
Oyeyemi further disclosed that the baby was found in the custody of the elder suspect, a 53-year-old woman, who was arrested following a tip-off.
According to the police spokesperson, the bubble burst for the woman when she was asked to breastfeed the crying baby as his supposed mother but could not. She buckled.
“Upon interrogation,” Oyeyemi continued, “she confessed that she bought the child from the second suspect at Agege area of Lagos State for N500,000.
“Detectives went after the second suspect and arrested her.
“She admitted that she sold the child to the first accused on the instruction of the biological mother.
“All efforts to make her to accompany policemen to locate the real mother of the baby have proved abortive,’’ he stated.
Meanwhile, the two suspects have been transferred to the State’s Criminal Investigation Department, SCID, for further investigation and possible prosecution.