21-year-old mother arrested for allegedly killing her newborn baby in Ogun state

21-year-old mother arrested for allegedly killing her newborn baby in Ogun State

A 21-year-old mother identified as Esther Ojuko has been arrested for allegedly killing her newborn daughter in Sango-Ota area of ​​Ogun State.

The suspect was arrested after residents of Oyede Avenue Plaza in Sango-Ota discovered the decomposed body of a newborn baby in their neighborhood on Sunday, November 26, 2023

A police source told the punch that the suspect, who is believed to have given birth to the baby alive, allegedly killed her by wrapping the baby inside a bag and throwing it in a nearby complex.

It was gathered that when a stench took over the area, some residents began searching the surroundings to find the source of the unpleasant smell.

A resident later discovered that the stench was emanating from a bag behind a complex in the area.

Following the discovery, one of the residents, simply identified as Ogunmuyiwa, reportedly approached the Sango-Ota Police Division to report the incident.

A police source said the mother may have been mentally unbalanced at the time of the crime.

The spokesperson for the state police command, Omolola Odutola, who confirmed the incident to the publication on Monday, November 7, said the mother was arrested.

“The mother is in our custody on suspicion of murder. We have commenced a full investigation into the circumstances behind her action. Meanwhile, the deceased baby has been deposited at the Ifo General Hospital mortuary for autopsy,” she said.

Source: www.lindaikejisblog.com

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