New Mother arrested for attempting to kill baby


One Risikatu Olabintan has been arrested for throwing her baby into a soak-away pit with the intent to kill the one-day old in Owode-Yewa area of Ogun State.

Olabintan carried out the dastardly act precisely at Ibukun Oluwapo Community Ishaga Surulere area.

The 30-year-old new mother had secretly threw the baby into the soak away pit but the lid on her devilish action was blown wide open by young boys playing football near the scene who heard the cry of a baby and raised the alarm, a statement released by Ogun State Police Command image-maker, Abimbola Oyeyemi.

The statement reads in part: “Investigation later revealed that it was the said Risikat Olabintan who gave birth secretly to the baby and threw him inside the soak-away as early as 5am of November 17, hence she was apprehended.

“On interrogation, she made a confessional statement that she actually gave birth to the baby which is the sixth of her children and that she has no means of feeding them all since her husband has absconded to an unknown destination for quite some time now.”

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