Missing Baby in Ondo
The Ondo State Police Command has apprehended two individuals in connection with the disappearance of a newborn baby in Isua, the headquarters of Akoko South-West Local Government. The suspects include a native doctor named Akinjise Ifeoluwa, aged 40, and the grandmother of the missing baby, Oyewole Margaret, aged 66.
According to the Police Public Relations Officer, Mrs. Funmilayo Odunlami, the case was reported on December 1, 2023, as a suspected murder. The mother of the missing baby, Oyewale Oluwaseun, allegedly could not provide a satisfactory account of the baby’s whereabouts. The complainant, Oluwaseun’s sister, claimed that Oluwaseun had given birth but stated that the baby had died and was buried without informing the family.
Upon investigation, it was revealed that the grandmother, Oyewole Margaret, had entrusted Oluwaseun to the native doctor and self-proclaimed prophet, Akinjise Ifeoluwa. The mother of the missing baby confessed that she got pregnant by Akinjise, who allegedly instructed her to kill the baby. The grandmother and Akinjise were reportedly in constant communication on the day of delivery, with the prophet directing the mother to block the child’s nostrils to ensure the baby’s death.
After the mother regained consciousness and strength, Margaret informed her that the baby and placenta had been buried. However, a search at the purported burial site yielded no trace of the baby or placenta. The investigation is ongoing, and the police are continuing to gather information on the case.