30-year old mother arrested in Ogun for drowning five month old - NEWS FRONTIER DAILY


Monday, January 22, 2024

30-year old mother arrested in Ogun for drowning five month old

Ogun State Police Command on Monday, disclosed that its operatives on Sunday arrested 30-year old mother, Olubunmi Ajayi for attempting to drown her five month old baby, Imole Anifowose in RSS river, Sagamu.

One Olusola Sonaya who was fortunate to be around the river was said to have assisted in rescuing the baby after her mother threw her into the water.

This was according to a statement made available to newsmen by the spokesperson of the State Police command, SP Omolola Odutola, on Monday.

She added that the baby was rushed to the Olabisi Onabanjo University Teaching Hospital (OOUTH), Sagamu, for medical attention and saying that the said baby is in a stable condition.

The statement partly reads "The heroic rescue of a five months old baby, one IMOLE ANIFOWOSE is now in stable condition after one Olusola Sonaya "m" of RSS River Sagamu, averted a premeditated drowning by the mother. 

"Following an attempted murder case which occured on the 21st of January 2024 at about 1730hrs that one Oluwabunmi Ajayi "f" aged 30 years was sighted by a humanitarian who saw the suspect dropping her little child into the river. 

"The person who saw her dropping the child into the river raced to the river and rescued the baby from drowning. 

"The baby was rushed to OOUTH for immediate medical attention, and examination, and was reported to have survived the trauma. 

"The mother has been apprehended and currently under observation to ascertain her mental health. Effort has been made to contact relatives or the husband to hand over the baby in the hospital, for appropriate welfare".

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