Birth attendant steals baby, gives dead one to mother

Birth attendant steals baby, gives dead one to  mother
January 11 11:33 2017

A Lagos-based traditional birth attendant has been arrested for allegedly stealing a patient’s new-born baby and giving her a dead one.

Yetunde Osin, 35, who doubles as a hairdresser, allegedly stole the baby and took her to her  father, Jamiu Jimoh, 65, a painter, who lives in Ikorodu, Lagos

Jimoh, a divorcee, and his daughter spinster, were arrested by policemen from Igbogbo Police Station, in Ikorodu.

Osin practises her trade at her 4, Kadara Street residence in Oyingbo.

It was gathered from the police that Osin sometime, last year, assisted a 28-year-old woman, identified as Stella, to deliver a baby girl and afterwards, reportedly told the woman that the child died, and showed Stella a dead child.

She then took the new born baby to her father, Jamiu Jimoh, in Ikorodu.

Osin denied stealing Stella’s baby, saying the baby she took to her dad was found under a bridge, near her home in Oyingbo, Lagos.

Jimoh, her father, who resides at 4, Aro Street, Ikorodu, said he was not aware that the baby was stolen.

However, he confirmed to Lateef Akinborode, Executive Director, Community Women’s Rights Foundation, CWRF, at Igbogbo, Ikorodu, that the baby was found with him.