The Ogun state police command has arrested a 30-years old woman, identified as Risikat Olabintan, for throwing her one-day-old baby boy into a soakaway.
Risikat allegedly committed the offence last Monday at Ishaga Surulere area of Owode-Yewa.
Her arrest followed a distress call received by members of Ibukun Oluwapo Community in Ishaga, who lodged a complaint with the police that some children heard the crying of a baby in the soakaway while they were playing at the backyard of their compound.
On receiving the information, the DPO in Owode-Yewa, SP Olabisi Elebute, quickly led a team of policemen to the scene where the baby was rescued with the assistance of members of the public.
An investigation conducted by police later revealed that Risikat, a mother of six children who had secretly given birth to the baby boy as early as 5 a.m Monday morning, was responsible for the inhuman act.
Upon interrogation, the suspect allegedly confessed to committing the crime because she discovered that she had no means of properly feeding all her children.
The suspect told the police that her husband and father of all the children had since absconded to an unknown destination without any hope of coming back to the family. The baby and the mother have been taken to the hospital for medical attention.