The Ogun State Police Command on Thursday alerted members of the public on the increase in the rate of child stealing in the state.
In a message sent across by its PRO, Muyiwa Adejobi, the Command advised people against leaving their children with unknown people.
The message reads in part: ” I wish to inform the general public that it seems cases of child stealing is on the increase and the command felt it should alert the public and advise you all to be mindful of this and make sure you keep watch on your child. Don’t entrust your child in an unknown or uncertain hands as it could be dangerous. Please note this and educate others. All is well. PPRO, Ogun”
Street Journal found out that child stealing seems to have suddenly become lucrative in the state. On Wednesday, April 9, one Segun who was playing with an 8-month-old baby at Ijeun Titun in Abeokuta stole the baby around 1 pm. The child’s parents who were in their bedroom however noticed and raised alarm after which the young man was traced and arrested.
Also, around 4.30 am on Thursday, a woman gained entrance into a house at Ademola Coker Street, Alagbola, Ogun State and stole a baby aged one year and 8 months before she was arrested.
While speaking with Street Journal about the message, Adejobi said “people should just be careful and watchful.”