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Court Remands 23-Year-Old For Stealing Newborn From Kwara Hospital


A Magistrate Court sitting in Ilorin has ordered that a 23-year-old lady, Nike Owolabi, be remanded in a Federal Correctional Service Centre for allegedly abducting a newborn baby at Ajisafe Hospital, Omu Aran in Irepodun local government area of Kwara State.

The prosecution alleged that Owolabi, a native of Ora in Ifedayo local government area in Osun State, allegedly perpetrated the act when she visited the hospital with the pretence to felicitate with a patient, one Blessing Alabi, who delivered a baby through caesarean operation.

The prosecution alleged that the accused person picked up the newborn baby, backed her and started leaving the hospital premises before she was caught by one Rachael Alabi, who was the mother-in-law to the baby’s mother (Blessing Alabi).

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The police first information report further revealed that the hospital close-circuit cameras captured how the defendant was roaming about the facility greeting patients who are not her relation with the view to study terrain and perpetrate the evil act.

The prosecutor, Inspector Adewumi Johnson, prayed the court not to grant the accused person bail since the accused person was charged with child kidnapping which was not ordinarily bailable.

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He urged the court to grant the prayers contained in the motion exparte and remand her in a correctional center.
Chief Magistrate Saliu Muhammed ordered that the accused person be remanded in a Federal Correctional Centre.

The case was adjourned till March 8, 2022 for further hearing.

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