It was learnt that the sergeant who is from Edo State, is attached to the Akinpelu Police Division, where the baby boy and her mother, Toyin, who is said to be mentally unstable, had been brought to by a Good Samaritan.
It was learnt that the Good Samaritan, who was taking care of the Toyin had brought her and her baby to the station after Toyin was delivered of the baby in a psychiatric hospital.
They were reportedly brought to the police in the last week of September, Adesuwa, who was on duty, had received the baby but failed to document the incident.
However, on Monday, November 9, when Toyin showed up at the station to ask for her baby, the sergeant pretended that she didn't know her.
A police source said:
“The incident happened at the Akinpelu Police Division. The sergeant received the report of a mentally deranged woman and her newborn baby. But on the same evening, she was said to have arranged for the woman and the baby to be put inside a car and driven away by unknown persons.
“At a junction, the baby’s mother was given N500 and asked to alight. The car drove away with the baby. It was on Monday, November 9, that the mother unbelievably showed up at the station to ask for her baby. The sergeant initially denied ever meeting her.
“The DPO was later informed, and took all of them to the Area Commander, and then the female sergeant was arrested. The baby has now been recovered.”
Another source, who claimed to have spoken with Adesuwa after her arrest said:
“The mother of the baby came to ask after him about two months after and that was when the bubble burst. When Adesuwa denied ever knowing her, the baby’s mother was enraged and went to report to the DPO.
“The DPO then ordered that Adesuwa be detained.That was when she confessed to the DPO that the baby had been taken to her village, and later sold in Port Harcourt. The suspect, was however, able to help in recovering the baby.
“The woman, who helped her to carry the baby to Port Harcourt, has also been arrested. She (Adesuwa) told us, her police friends, that it was the devil that pushed her to commit the crime.”
The Lagos State Police Public Relatisons Officer, DSP Joe Offor, confirmed Adesuwa’s arrest, adding that investigation was ongoing.
He said, “The sergeant was arrested in connection with a stolen baby boy. Investigation is ongoing.”
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