A Lagos resident has been arrested by the police for alleged baby theft in Ogun State. A middle-aged woman, Falilat Olatunji, resident of 23, Jawando Street, Ayobo in Ipaja, allegedly sneaked into a woman’s room at Iyana Lajola, Mile Two, Abeokuta and stole her four-month-old son who was sleeping.
It was alleged that the child’s mother, identified as Taiwo Bello, was doing laundry within the premises and when she returned to her room only to discover her baby, Ibrahim had disappeared.
Bewildered by the situation, the woman was said to have raised the alarm, which attracted neighbours and a search for the kid commenced. When the baby was nowhere in sight, a community leader, Alhaji Abdul Dawodu, it was gathered, ran to the Sabo Ilupeju Division to report the baby’s disappearance, which prompted the police to be on alert.