A mother identified as Foluke Owolewa, has revealed that she killed her day-old child because her husband could not cater for her other children.
Owolewa killed her baby shortly after she gave birth in Ipamesan, Ogun State.
The incident was reported to the Songo Divisional Police Headquaters by the Vice Chairman of the Community Development Association in the area, leading to her arrest.
Quoting the 40-year-old mother, a statement signed by the Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Abimbola Oyeyemi, said, “Immediately the case was reported, the DPO, Sango Ota Division, SP Akinsola Ogunwale, led detective to the scene, 17 Ilupeju Street, Anishere Unity Estate, Sango Ota, where the woman was promptly arrested.
“On interrogation, the suspect claimed that her two other children are not being taken care of by her husband, so the new baby will be an additional burden on her.
“Further investigation revealed that this is not the first time the woman will attempt killing her child. It was gathered that she once threw one of her daughters into pit latrine on delivery, but the baby was rescued.
“The dead baby was recovered and taken to the station, where it was released to the husband.
“The Commissioner of Police, CP Ahmed Iliyasu, has directed that the suspect be transferred to the Homicide Section of the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department, CIID.”