A woman who faked a pregnancy for 9 months and later stole a new born baby has been arrested in Ogun.
A married woman at the Abule area of Ifo Local Government Area of Ogun State, Ifeoluwa Yekini, has been arrested by the police in the state for allegedly stealing a two-weeks-old baby after faking a pregnancy for nine months, reports New Telegraph.
The suspect, according to the State Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), DSP Olumuyiwa Adejobi, had been monitoring the baby's mother right from when she was pregnant, with the intention of stealing her child, and when the woman gave birth, she discarded her pregnant toga and swooped in, stealing the baby to pass as her own.
According to Adejobi, Yekini stole the baby girl on October 31, but was arrested on November 14, after she had told her family that she had put to bed.
The police spokesman added that Yekini had successfully deceived her husband and his family into believing that she was pregnant and after stealing the baby, went into hiding at her parents’ village from where she called her husband and his relations on the phone, informing them that she had been delivered of a baby girl, throwing the family into happiness.
“The suspect, who had been monitoring the mother of the baby while pregnant, went under the pretense of felicitating with the mother in her house at the same village, requested to back the baby, which the mother obliged her.
She went further by requesting from the mother to take the baby out to shop for the little baby girl.
But at the market, the suspect decided to run away with the baby to an unknown place.
The mother of the baby, after several efforts to locate her with the baby, then reported the case to the police at the Police Divisional Headquarters in Ifo for search and necessary investigation.”