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Sagamu LGA woman arrested for throwing five-month-old daughter into river

The Ogun State Police Command on Monday said that its operatives on Sunday arrested 30-year-old Olubunmi Ajayi for attempting to drown her five-month-old baby, Imole Anifowose, in RSS River, Sagamu local government area of Ogun state.

One Olusola Sonaya, who was around the river, was said to have assisted in rescuing the baby after her mother threw her into the water.

This was according to a statement from the spokesperson for the state police command, SP Omolola Odutola, sent to journalists on Monday.

The baby was said to have been rushed to the Olabisi Onabanjo University Teaching Hospital, Sagamu for medical attention.

She is reported to have been in a stable condition at the time of filing this report.

The statement partly read, “A five months old baby, one Imole Anifowose, is now in stable condition after one Olusola Sonaya “m” of RSS River Sagamu, averted a premeditated drowning by the mother.

“Following an attempted murder case which occured on the 21st of January 2024 at about 1730hrs that one Oluwabunmi Ajayi “f” aged 30years was sighted by a humanitarian who saw the suspect dropping her little child into the river.

“The person who saw her dropping the child into the river raced to the river and rescued the baby from drowning.

“The baby was rushed to OOUTH for immediate medical attention, and examination, and was reported to have survived the trauma.

“The mother has been apprehended and currently under observation to ascertain her mental health. Effort has been made to contact relatives or the husband to hand over the baby in the hospital, for appropriate welfare.”

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