Nigeria Police Force, Ogun State command, has arrested a 39 year old man Olakunle Agbaje for allegedly stealing a two months old baby in Mowe area, Ogun State.
Police authorities said it received a distress call that a woman Marufu Taiwo was sleeping in her room at Adesan area of Mowe when the suspect who resides in the neighborhood sneaked into her room and took the baby boy from her side.
“While the suspect was tiptoeing out of the room, the mother of the child woke up and raised alarm consequent upon which distress call was made to the police,” Ogun PPRO Abinbola Oyeyemi said in a statement on Monday.
“On receiving the information, the DPO Mowe division SP Marvis Jayeola quickly moved to the scene with his men where the suspect was promptly arrested,” he added
On interrogation, the suspect who first claimed that he strayed into the woman’s room unknowingly later started begging for mercy with the plea that he didn’t know what pushed him to do what he did.
Meanwhile, the Ogun State Commissioner of Police Bashir Makama has ordered the immediate transfer of the suspect to the state criminal investigation and intelligence department for further investigation.