Òyó Police Detains Nursing Mother And 8-Month-Old Baby

The Agugu Divisional Police Station in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital, has detained a nursing mother, Mrs. Mubo A. Sulaiman, and her eight-month-old daughter, Ashabi, according to reports by a rights group, Centre for Human Rights and Social Justice (CHRSJ).

The group in a statement made available to newsmen Saturday morning, June 24, 2023, alleged that mother and child were detained when Mrs Sulaiman went to the police station to report an attack on her by a co-tenant, one Oyewumi Adekola, popularly known as Sinbomky.

CHRSJ disclosed that the incident occurred at the Gbelekale area of Ibadan, Oyo State, and that the matter was earlier reported to the Police Station on Thursday, June 22, 2023, around 8.51pm, where one Inspector Kehinde with phone number:-+2348033773972, who attended to the Victim/Complainant, told her vehemently that the Police could not arrest the suspect (Oyewumi Adekola-Sinbomky) because he was their friend in the station.

“But when the pressure was mounted by the woman Victim/Complainant, the suspect was arrested on Friday June 23rd, 2023 around 8 O’clock in the morning after collecting the sum of N3,000 from the innocent victim/complainant and the suspect was released few hours later by the Police,” CHRSJ said in the statement signed by the Executive Chairman, Comrade Adeniyi Alimi Sulaiman.

It claimed that Mrs Sulaiman was suddenly turned “from Victim/Complainant to Suspect and she was detained alongside her eight (8) months old daughter till the time of filling this report on Saturday June 24th, 2023 and not knowing the time she would be released by the Police from their illegal detention.

”The rights group called for the immediate release of mother and child as “they need to go under intensive medical treatment” due to the “trauma they were being made to pass through by the police unjustly.”

It also called “for an immediate rearrest of the suspect (Oyewumi Adekola-Sinbomky) for possible prosecution at the court of competent jurisdiction in reasonable and real time as stipulated by the law of the land.

”CHRSJ equally called for disciplinary action to be taken against the Divisional Police Officer “for allowing such illegality and criminality to occur under his nose.”