23-year-old remanded for stealing newborn from Kwara hospital
23-year-old lady, Nike Owolabi, has been remanded in a Federal Correctional Service Centre for allegedly abducting a newborn baby at Ajisafe Hospital, Omu Aran in Irepodun local government area of Kwara State.
Owolabi, a native of Ora in Ifedayo local government area in Osun State, allegedly perpetrated the act when she visited the hospital with the pretence to felicitate with a patient, one Blessing Alabi, who delivered a baby through caesarean operation.
The accused was said to have picked up the newborn baby, backed her and started leaving the hospital premises before she was caught by one Rachael Alabi, who was the mother-in-law to the baby’s mother (Blessing Alabi).
According to the police first information report, the hospital close-circuit cameras captured the defendant roaming about the facility greeting patients who are not her relation with the view to study terrain and perpetrate the evil act.
The prosecutor, Inspector Adewumi Johnson, urged the court to remand the accused person in a correctional center bail since the accused person was charged with child kidnapping which was not ordinarily bailable.
Chief Magistrate Saliu Muhammed adjourned the case till March 8, 2022 for further hearing, after ordering that the accused person be remanded in a Federal Correctional Centre.
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