Woman who killed her baby, shortly after birth, explains why


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A 40-year-old woman and a mother of two, Foluke Owolewa, arrested by men of Ogun State Police Command for killing her one-day-old baby, has explained why she took the step.

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The Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Abimbola Oyeyemi, said the incident happened at Ipamesan area of Sango Ota. The suspect delivered the baby yesterday morning, but before anybody knew what happened, she had killed the baby girl.

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He said: “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.

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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.

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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.”

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