Falilat Olatunji is a middle-aged woman who was arrested on Wednesday 30th October 2019, by men of the Ogun State Police Command for allegedly stealing a four-month-old baby boy, to cover up her fake pregnancy.
Falilat Olatunji was arrested 24 hours after she allegedly stole the baby from a room at Iyana-Kajola, Mile 2, Abeokuta. It was said that Falilat deceived her husband in believing that she was indeed pregnant.
Taiwo Bello is the name of the mother of the boy Falilat stole. It was reported that the mother left the sleeping boy in the room and went to the back of the house to wash clothes. She was in utmost shock when she entered the room to check on her baby and discovered that he was nowhere to be found in which she quickly alerted her neighbours and they, in turn, told the police.
The Public Relations Officer in the state where the crime was committed, Abimbola Oyeyemi, confirmed the incident in a statement on Thursday 31st October 2019. Oyeyemi stated that the suspect was arrested following a report by one Alhaji Abdulakeem Dawodu at the Sabo Ilupeju Police Station.
Oyeyemi stated: “Upon the report, the DPO, Sabo Ilupeju Division, CSP Alhasan AbdulAzeez, mobilised his detectives to the scene and commenced a full-scale investigation into the case.”