By Kolawole Olayinka, Abeokuta
Ogun state police command last week apprehended a 39-year old man, Mr. Olakunle Agbaje for stealing a two-month-old baby at 32 Odukoya street Adesan in Mowe area of Obafemi Owode local government in Ogun.
The arrest of the suspect followed a distress call received by the police in Mowe division headquarters.
According to the disress, a woman Marufu Taiwo was sleeping in her room at Adesan area of Mowe when the suspect who resides at 13 Dennis street Arigbawonwo 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.
On receiving the information, the DPO Mowe division, SP Marvis Jayeola quickly moved to the scene with his men and the suspect was arrested.
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 commissioner of police CP Bashir Makama has ordered the immediate transfer of the suspect to state criminal investigation and intelligence department for further investigation.