- A 26-year-old woman has been arrested by the police after she stole a 3-weeks-old baby
- She cited desperation for a child as the reason for committing such a crime
- The suspect is said to have been married for 10 years without a child
Bunmi Adebayo is currently chilling at the police station after she was arrested for the theft of a 3-week-old baby. According to reports, Bunmi had stolen the baby, Oluwaseun David, on Sunday, July 1, 2018.
The suspect who resided in Magboro, in the Obafemi/Owode Local Government Area of Ogun State, was arrested on June 7 at Orile Imo village by the men of the state police command, where she had fled with the baby identified as David.
Speaking on the matter, the state Commissioner of Police, Ahmed Iliyasu said she had taken her desperation for a child too far. He revealed that Bunmi had lied to her husband who used to visit her at her abode at intervals, that she was pregnant.
After nine months she called him to say she was delivered of a baby boy. The excited husband, Gbenga Adebayo, rushed down to see the baby. However, things started to look suspicious when he demanded for the placenta and she could not provide it.
Iliyasu said, “When the husband asked her to breastfeed the baby in his presence, she was unable to do so.”
Bunmi fled the residence with the baby once she realized the husband was suspicious. This prompted Gbenga to report the matter to the police.
The police search team reportedly caught up with her and the stolen baby at Orile Imo where she was arrested and the baby rescued.
Bunmi, who claimed to be a hairdresser, said, “I am 26 years old and I have been married to my husband for 10 years, but I have yet to have any child. I stole the baby out of desperation to have a child. I wouldn’t have harmed him.”
The baby was returned to his parents, Eniola and Peter Oluwaseun who were all too happy to have their baby back.
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