by Rachel Ogbu
Ogun State police has come out to clarify the issue about parading a two month old baby in a robbery case that involved her father claiming the baby was never listed in the order paper for the parade.
On Thursday in Abeokuta, the Police Public Relations Officer, Olumuyiwa Adejobi released a statement saying news of the alleged parade of the baby was speculative and baseless.
The deputy superintendent of police explained it was the child’s mother who was paraded as a suspect on March 11 at the Eleweran state headquarters of the force, the baby just happened to be there.
The Punch reports:
He added that although one of the suspects paraded by the police was a nursing mother, the command would not violate the fundamental human rights of any Nigerian, no matter how young such a person.
The police spokesman maintained that the suspected nursing mother, Mrs Adeosun, is a self-confessed armourer to a robbery syndicate, from whom a pump action rift and one cut-to-size single barrel guns and ammunition were recovered.
Adejobi added that the suspect, her husband and other members of the robbery syndicate also confessed to various robbery operations and killings of more than five persons during their various robbery operations.