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Three Women Who Specialize In "Stealing" Children Arrested

An ex-convict, Abibat Oyesanya and two others, Morenike Shittu and Olubunmi Funke, have been arrested by the men of the Ogun State Police Command for alleged stealing and kidnapping children.

The suspects were paraded by the state police commissioner, Ahmed Iliyasu alongside 29 others, at the Command’s Headquarters, Eleweran, Abeokuta, on Tuesday.

He said the main suspect, Oyesanya, had been convicted and sentenced to prison for similar offences and was freed having completed her jail term.

The women who perpetrated their acts around Mowe-Ibafo area were alleged to have been responsible for stealing children in the area.

However, Oyesanya, 51, who hails from Ago-Iwoye, denied to have been convicted of a similar offence, but acknowledged the fact that she engaged in illegal orphanage home business.

The suspect claimed to have worked in an orphanage home as a cleaner in Lagos State before setting up her own orphanage home. She told newsmen that her accomplice, Funke Olubunmi, had brought one of her children to her and that the child was sold for N300,000 to a policewoman whose whereabouts could not be traced.

Oyesanya told newsmen that she gave Olubunmi a cash sum of N280,000 as payment for the child. Olubunmi, a s*x hawker, did not deny selling her child to Oyesanya, saying the proceeding was used to offset debt incurred as a result of surgical operation she underwent.

She also admitted the stealing of a three-year-old girl at Oju-Irin, in Bodija area of Ibadan. 

Also, two suspects, Ibikunle Sunday and one Darasimi Rotimi were paraded for the alleged murder of Sarah Olowokere in Sango-Ota.

The suspects were said to have butchered the deceased, removed some parts and buried her remains somewhere around Alafia Street off Alagbole, Ijoko-Ota.

But Rotimi, a pastor at Jehovah Jireh Cherubim and Seraphim Church, Ijoko, denied any involvement in the murder of the young lady, while Sunday insisted that they both carried out the act with another friend now at large.

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