Foluke Owolewa, 40-year-old woman and mother of two was arrested by men of Ogun State Police Command for killing her new born baby.

Speaking about why she killed her one day old baby, she said that her husband has not been taking good care of the other two children and the new one will become a burden to her that was shy she carried out the act.

The Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Abimbola Oyeyemi, in a statement, said the incident, which happened at Ipamesan area of Sango Ota, was reported at Sango Divisional Headquarters by the Vice Chairman of the Community Development Association in the area.

Oyeyemi noted that the suspect killed her baby the previous morning before anyone could discover what she did.

“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,” he said.

The Police handed the dead child to her husband while the suspect was transferred to transferred to the Homicide Section of the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department, CIID.