The Ogun State Police has paraded a 28 -year old woman, Anuoluwapo Joshua over the stealing of a 3 year old baby, Akamaka Patience Francis during a monthly Holy Ghost Congress at Redemption camp.
According to a statement by the Police Public Relations Officer of the Command, Abimbola Oyeyemi, Joshua stole the child during the monthly Holy Ghost service in July when the mother went to pack her clothes in the new auditorium of the church.
The suspect, Oyeyemi said, brought the child back to the church during the annual Children end of the year party at the camp.
The police hung around until the suspect came for the child, and was immediately arrested.
The statement read, “The suspect stole the child on July 2017 during the monthly Holy Ghost congress of the Church.
“Luck however ran out on the suspect on the 29th of December when the child was sighted inside the youth center at redemption camp during the Church organized children’s end of the year party.
“On receiving the information, the DPO, Redeemed division, SP Olaiya Martins led detectives to the center where they waited until the end of the program when the suspect came out to pick the child and was promptly arrested.”
Oyeyemi said the suspect who has confessed to the crime revealed that she lured the baby out of the parents sight and took her to Ofada in Obafemi Owode local government of the state where she’s been nursing the baby.
The PPRO further said, “Investigation further revealed that the suspect had earlier got pregnant for somebody in Lagos but travelled to the north where she claimed she has delivered of a baby girl.
“But when she came back from the North, she didn’t come with the baby which made the man who impregnated her to be putting pressure on her to bring his child for him.
“She later informed her relatives that she is going to Nasarawa state to bring the child but went to Redeemed camp where she stayed for some days before succeeding in stealing the child which she presented to her relations as her daughter.”
He said the state Commissioner of Police, Ahmed Iliyasu has ordered the immediate transfer of the suspect to the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence department for further investigation and prosecution.