Ogun Police Arrest 30-Year-Old Mother After Throwing Her Baby into River
The Ogun State Police Command on Monday said 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 from the Spokesperson of the State police command, SP Omolola Odutola, sent to journalists on Monday.
She was said to have been rushed to the Olabisi Onabanjo University Teaching Hospital (OOUTH) Sagamu for medical attention and she is reported to have been in a stable condition at the time of filing this report.
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 occurred 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 is currently under observation to ascertain her mental health. Efforthaves been made to contact relatives or the husband to hand over the baby in the hospital, for appropriate welfare.”