Mrs. Bunmi Adebayo, a 26-year-old woman, says desperation to have a baby after 10 years of marriage made her to steal a three-week old baby.
Parading the suspect before journalists at the police headquarters, the Commissioner of Polic said “the suspect took her desperation too far.”
He said the suspect had lied to her husband that she was pregnant. And after nine months, Iliyasu, said, the suspect called her husband and broke the news that she had delivered a baby boy.
The news, he added excited her husband, Gbenga Adebayo, who rushed down to her residence. But, he was said to have become curious when he demanded for the placenta and the suspect was unable to present it.
Iliyasu explained further that when the husband asked her to breastfeed feed the baby in his presence, she was unable to do so.
Having realised the curiosity of her husband, she was said to have fled from the home, and her husband had to report to the Police that his wife was missing.
The Police search team caught up with her and the stolen baby at Orile Imo where she was arrested and the baby was rescued.