Joshua Abraham, a 43 year old man has been arrested by men of the Ogun State Police Command for stealing a new born baby placenta.
The arrest which was contain in a press release issued by the police public relations officer, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi said that the suspect was arrested following a report made by one Raliha Zakara the grandmother of the baby at Ibafo police
station that the suspect who is her close neighbor came to the hospital where her daughter was delivered of the baby and
pretended to be the father of the new baby, consequent upon which he demanded for the placenta from the nurse on duty and it was given to him.
On getting the placenta, he took it away on the pretence that he was going to bury it.
But when the grandmother got to the hospital and was informed that the suspect
has taken away the placenta, she quickly confronted him, but he told the grandmother that he has buried the placenta.
When the grandmother insisted that she should be taken to where he buried it, it was
discovered that he has hidden the placenta but buried a dead rat.
Upon the report, the DPO Ibafo division SP Abiodun Ayinde detailed his detectives to the scene where the suspect was
apprehended. It was discovered that the suspect has once been arrested for defrauding a police officer and a pastor of
Huge sum of money under the pretence of procuring Canadian visa for them and the case is been prosecuted in court.
He has since taken the detectives to where he hid
the placenta and it has been recovered..
Meanwhile, the Commissioner of police, CP Kenneth Ebrimson has directed that a thorough investigation should be carried out and that the suspect should be charged to court as soon as possible.