Ogun State Police Command has arrested one Olakunle Agbaje,39, for allegedly stealing one-month-old baby from his sleeping mother in the Mowe area of Obafemi Owode local government area of the state .
Olakunle was arrested after the mother of the baby,Marufu Taiwo, raised an alarm when she sighted him sneaking out of her room with the baby.
The Police Public Relations Officer, Abimbola Oyeyemi, who confirmed his arrest in a statement on Monday said, “The arrest of the suspect followed a distress call received by the police in Mowe division headquarters that a woman, Marufu Taiwo, was sleeping in her room at Adesan area of Mowe when the suspect who resides at No 13, Dennis street, Arigbawonwo, sneaked into her room and took the baby boy from her side.
“While the suspect was tiptoeing out of the room, the mother of the child woke up and raised alarm consequent upon which distress call was made to the police.
“On receiving the information, the Divisional Police Officer, Mowe Division Superintendent of Police, Marvis Jayeola, quickly moved to the scene with his men where the suspect was promptly arrested.”
The Police spokesman added that the Commissioner of Police in the state, CP Bashir Makama has ordered the immediate transfer of the suspect to state criminal investigation and intelligence department for further investigation