UPDATE: Ogun Police Arrests Mother for Killing Her Baby Girl Shortly After Delivery 

On Wednesday, we reported the story of a woman in Sango Otta, Ogun State, who allegedly took her own baby’s life shortly after delivery (read here).

According to latest development on the news, the 40-year-old woman, Foluke Owolewa, was arrested by the Ogun Police Command yesterday.

A statement issued by Abimbola Owoyemi, the Command’s Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), said the woman was arrested after the matter was reported at Sango Ota Police Divisional Headquarters by community leaders, Punch reports.

”The suspect delivered the baby this morning but before anybody knows what happened, she had killed the baby girl. Immediately the case was reported, the police led detectives to the scene at No. 17, Ilupeju Street, Anishere Unity Estate, Sango Ota, where the woman was promptly arrested.

On interrogation, the suspect claimed that her two other children are not being taken care of by her husband. She said she killed the baby because she believed that the baby would be an additional burden on her.

Further investigations revealed that this is not the first time the woman will attempt killing her child.

We gathered that she once threw one of her daughters into a pit latrine few days after delivery, but the baby girl was lucky to be rescued alive,” the statement said.

Commissioner of Police, Ahmed Iliyasu, had directed that the case be transferred to the Homicide Section of the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department.

“The CP has further appealed to members of the public to always be mindful of what is going on around them so as to give useful information to the Police,” it added.

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