A 35-year-old mother, Sukurat Olajoke has confessed to the Ogun State Police Command that she killed her one month-old baby girl and threw the corpse into the Ogun River.
Spokesperson for the Police command, Abimbola Oyeyemi said this during an interview with the Daily Post on Sunday.
He stated that the mother was caught in the act of disposing the body in the river during a routine patrol by Policemen of Enugada divisional headquarters, Abeokuta with the DPO, SP Baba Hamzat.
“The suspicious behaviour of the woman, after throwing the object into the river, attracted the policemen who quickly apprehended her for questioning.” he said.
Sukurat upon questioning at the Police Station she later revealed that she threw her child into the river after killing her due to frustration from the girl’s father, who refused to accept her and the child.
Further investigation by the Police showed that the 35-year-old is a mother of six other children with three different fathers.
The baby’s corpse was later recovered by local divers after a directive by the DPO.
Oyeyemi revealed that the case would be transferred to the Homicide Department as directed by the Commissioner of Police, CP Edward Awolowo Ajogun.