Ganiyat Salawudeen, 20, Arrested For Throwing Her 5-Month-Old Baby Into Well In Ibadan

// Latest Addition | Ganiyat Salawudeen, 20, Arrested For Throwing Her 5-Month-Old Baby Into Well In Ibadan
Email to a friend Plain text Print version // Font size: Decrease font Enlarge font

A 20-year-old woman, Ganiyat Salawudeen, is currently in police custody after she was arrested for throwing her five-month-old baby inside a well, where she was residing in her mother’s family house at Alagolo area, Oja Oba, Ibadan.

According to Nigerian tribune, Ganiyat threw the baby, whose name was given as Timothy Odugbemi, into the well at about 8.30p.m on Monday November 5, after which she raised the alarm that she could not find her baby.

After a search by family members and neighbours, which extended till the following morning, Ganiyat was reported to have confessed to throwing the baby inside the well after much prodding. People were said to have rushed towards the well to see if it was true and it was a shocked crowd which beheld the still body of the tot when he was brought out of the well.

On hearing about the incident, the Divisional Crime Officer in charge of Mapo Division, Mr Bayo Ogundiran, reportedly led a team of detectives to the scene and arrested the mother, while the baby was taken to Adeoyo Hospital, Yemetu, where he was confirmed dead. He was thereafter deposited in the mortuary for autopsy.

Ganiyat said she could not also explain what made her throw her baby in the well, expressing the belief that forces greater than her must have overwhelmed her at that moment.

Narrating how the incident occurred, Ganiyat said:

“On that day, I bathed the baby in the evening, changed his clothes and we both went to bed. About 8.30p.m, I rose from the bed, carried the baby and took him to the back of my room window where the well is situated”.

“A spirit just came over me and asked me to throw the baby inside the well. I pushed the planks on the well aside, threw the baby inside and covered it again”.

After some time, I told the tenant living in the house that I could not see my baby. He said he saw me moments before with the baby. I left my residence for my parents’ place at Oniyanrin area and told my mother that I could not find my baby but she kept asking me where I kept the child.

“The following morning, many people came and were shouting at me, asking me where I threw the baby. An elderly man in our family then came to me, cajoling me to tell him where the baby was. Then I told him that the baby was in the well. While some people rushed towards the well, others started beating me with horsewhip, cane and different objects. When the baby was brought out, he was already dead. A police patrol van came and I was taken to the police station.”

Ganiyat, who said she was an apprentice learning fashion designing, disclosed that she was impregnated by one Kehinde Odugbemi, who was already married, and that she delivered the baby on June 4. She added that the man could not be traced until the day of the naming ceremony when he came in the evening to christen the child. She said Odugbemi also came on June 12 to give her N1,000, adding that that was the last time she set her eyes on him.

Ganiyat was said to have given birth to a boy before the birth of the deceased baby but could not get any man to claim the child. The boy, who is said to be three years old, is being taken care of by Ganiyat’s mother.

Tagged : Ganiyat Salawudeen, Mother Throws Baby Into Well

Headlines Newsview all

Mercy Johnson Gives Reason For Boarding A Train With 'Ordinary People'

My picture and that of my daughter, Purity in a Lagos train has surfaced online and quite a number of people have asked me what ... Full story

London Home Office Denies Nigerian Lesbian Asylum Request, Says She Can’t Be Lesbian After Having Children

The Home Office was accused of relying on “highly offensive” and “outdated” views of sexuality to reject an asylum claim made by a Nigerian lesbian. Aderonke ... Full story

Chief Medical Director Olufemi Omotosho, And His Counsel Arraigned For Offering Bribe To EFCC Operatives

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, has arraigned the Chief Medical Director of the Federal Medical Centre, Owo, Ondo State, Olufemi Omotosho, and his counsel, ... Full story

Nollywood Actress, Toyin Aimakhu Responds To I Can Die For PDP Statement

During the MeetThePresident event that held over the weekend, actress Toyin Aimakhu was quoted as saying she ‘can die for PDP’. The Actress just released a ... Full story

All Nigeria Save Democracy Movement Releases 200,000 DVD Copies Of Ekiti Election Rigging To Public

The All-Nigeria Save Democracy Movement (ANSADEM, a group that petitioned the Senate against Senator Musiliu Obanikoro two weeks ago, gathered well meaning Nigerians and the ...

Ini Edo Finally Reveals Why She Divorced Her Husband

Well, It is no more news that Nollywood star Actress, Ini Edo’s marriage to her US-based husband, Philip Ehiagwina, has crashed. While the marriage lasted, there ... Full story

University Student Waited 12 Years To Graduate Because She Refused S*xual Advances From Male Lecturers

When you see some girls sell their body cheaply to lecturers, it's because if they say NO it could cause them more problems. This is ... Full story

Patience Jonathan Tells Nigerians To Stone Anyone Who Wants Change (VIDEO)

Dame Patience Jonathan unraveling, fires an unprovoked salvo at the Almajiris from Northern Nigeria: Yesterday in Calabar, she told a crowd of PDP Supporters to ... Full story

Conjoined Twin Babies Who Shared Digestive System Separated After Nine Hour Operation

Two conjoined twin babies who shared a digestive system have been separated after surgeons completed a pioneering nine-hour operation. Doctors originally gave twins Abdullah and Abdulrahman ... Full story

Twitter Founder Jack Dorsey Threatened With Death By ISIS

  A post written by ISIS supporters has emerged, threatening Twitter employees with death because the microblogging platform deletes accounts related to the terrorist group. Uploaded ... Full story

Comment on: Ganiyat Salawudeen, 20, Arrested For Throwing Her 5-Month-Old Baby Into Well In Ibadan

Rate this article

0

Featured author

Paula Obiewkwe

Breaking News

Actress Juliet Ibrahim Shares Hot New Pics As She Turns A Year Older

Juliet Ibrahim shares beautiful new photos as she becomes a year older, See the new pictures the Nollywood Actress released after the cut ... Full story

I Look Up To Bracket—Tiwa Savage

Pregnant Mavin Records first lady, Tiwa Savage, has revealed that she is proud of Nigerian music duo, Bracket, because they are Nigerian singers she looks ...

I Never Thought I Would Be A Star—Korede Bello

Korede Bello is gradually becoming a household name in the Nigerian music industry and thanks to his latest song, ‘Godwin’, which is almost turning into ...

Husband Snatching Saga: Fans Yet To Forgive Mercy Johnson

In 2011, the wedding of talented and sultry Nollywood star, Mercy Johnson generated heated controversies to the extent of attracting a protest from some aggrieved ...

Richard Mofe Damijo Welcomes Grandson

Richard Mofe Damijo popularly known as RMD was a Nollywood celebrity that many female fans had a soft spot for and were readily milling around ...

SYNAGOGUE: MORE KNOCKS FOR LASEMA, NEMA AS NOLLYWOOD RALLIES ROUND T.B. JOSHUA

The Chief Security Officer to The Synagogue, Church of All Nations (SCOAN), Mr. Sunday Okogie has told the coroner’s inquest that NEMA and LASEMA were ...

Excited Gambian President Turns Wizkid’s ‘Oliver Twist’

One thing that gives an entertainer joy is when his audience, no matter the class, enjoy his performance. This gives him more inspiration to do ...

Sean Tizzle’s Secret Affection For Mo’Cheddah

Difference Entertainment artiste, Sean Tizzle has finally revealed his crush. But sadly, the person the singer said he has been having a secret affection for ...

Lynxxx I Own 5 Companies Apart From Music Business

In a recent interview with Thisday Style, rapper Lynxx said he founded 5 companies apart from music business. Lynxxx said he’s more than a rapper or ... Full story

How John Dumelo’ Fan Was Duped By Impostor

The rate at which some dubious people use details of celebrities to dupe their unsuspecting fans is becoming very alarming lately. There have been calls ...