Ogun State Woman, Olubunmi Ajayi, Arrested for Attempting to Drown 5-Month-Old Baby in Sagamu River

Ogun State Woman, Olubunmi Ajayi, Arrested for Attempting to Drown 5-Month-Old Baby in Sagamu River

Disturbing Incident in Sagamu: Mother Arrested for Allegedly Attempting to Drown Infant Daughter

In a shocking turn of events, a 30-year-old woman named Olubunmi Ajayi has been taken into custody by the Ogun State Police Command.

The arrest follows her alleged attempt to drown her five-month-old baby, Imole Anifowose, in the waters of Sagamu.

Timely Intervention: Bystander Rescues Infant from Sagamu River

SP Omolola Odutola, the spokesperson for the state police command, disclosed this distressing incident in a statement to journalists on Monday.

According to the statement, a passerby named Olusola Sonaya, who happened to be near the river on Sunday, played a crucial role in saving the baby from a tragic fate after the mother reportedly threw her into the water.

Baby’s Health Status: Rushed to Hospital and Stable Condition

Following the swift rescue, the infant was urgently transported to the Olabisi Onabanjo University Teaching Hospital, Sagamu, for immediate medical attention.

As of the latest report, the baby is in stable condition, having survived the traumatic ordeal.

Investigation Unveils Attempted Murder: Details of the Case

The police statement outlined the disturbing details of the incident, describing it as an attempted murder case that occurred on January 21, 2024, around 17:30 hrs.

The humanitarian who witnessed Olubunmi Ajayi allegedly dropping her child into the river promptly raced to the scene and rescued the baby from the imminent danger of drowning.

Mother in Custody: Mental Health Evaluation Underway

The 30-year-old mother has been apprehended and is currently under observation to determine her mental health condition.

Authorities are making efforts to contact her relatives or husband to facilitate the appropriate welfare of the baby, who remains hospitalized.

Community Shock: Ogun State Reacts to the Harrowing Incident

The attempted drowning has sent shockwaves through the community, prompting concerns about the well-being of both the mother and the rescued infant.

The police continue their investigation, aiming to piece together the circumstances leading to this distressing event.

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