A 30-year-old mother, Oluwabunmi Ajayi, has been arrested for allegedly dumping her five-month-old baby, Imole Anifowose, in a river at Sagamu, Ogun State.
The mother allegedly dumped the baby in the river in what the police tagged premeditated drowning.
The police spokesperson, Omolola Odutola, said the mother was arrested following an attempted murder case which occured on January 21 when a humanitarian saw the suspect dropping her little child into the River.
“The person who saw her dropping the child into the river raced to the river and rescued the baby from drowning.
“The baby was rushed to OOUTH for immediate medical attention, and examination, and was reported to have survived the trauma,” Odutola said.
She said the mother had been apprehended and was under observation to ascertain her mental health.
“Effort has been made to contact relatives or the husband to hand over the baby in the hospital, for appropriate welfare,” he said.