The Ogun State Police Command has arrested a 30-year-old Olubunmi Ajayi for attempting to drown her five-month-old baby, Imole Anifowose, in RSS River, Sagamu.
One Olusola Sonaya, who was around the river, reportedly assisted in rescuing the baby after Ajayi threw the baby into the water.
A statement by the spokesperson for the state police command, SP Omolola Odutola, on Monday, said the baby was taken to the Olabisi Onabanjo University Teaching Hospital, Sagamu for medical attention, and is 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 occurred 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.”