Parading the suspect before the journalists yesterday at the state police command headquarters, the Commissioner of Police, Ahmed Iliyasu, said: “The suspect took her desperation too far.”
The news, he added gladdened the heart of the 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 the baby in his presence, she was unable to do so. Having realised the curiosity of her husband, she was said to have absconded from 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 last Saturday, where she was arrested and the baby was rescued.