Master Obadiah Akinbola was eight months old when he died for no natural cause or any fault of his infantile star.
But the Ogun police have arrested some people for his death: his father, a pastor, and two women who attacked the baby’s mother Dasola late March.
It was during the kerfuffle that baby Obadiah fell off his mother’s hands, and sustained internal injuries, as doctors diagnosed and treated him later.
Ogun State police spokesperson Abimbola Oyeyemi said the pastor last week hired Esther Olowolayemo, 29, and Oluwakemi Oshinbajo,30, to punish his wife who accused him of illicit affairs with the two church members.
The pastor’s wife had complained at Awa Ijebu divisional headquarters that she had been having disagreements with her husband over his alleged illicit affairs with some female members of the church for sometimes.
Pastor Akinbola then came with the women to her house at Ipinle area of Mamu Ijebu.
“While they were beating her, her eight-month-old baby, Obadiah Akinbola, fell down while her husband was urging the two women to beat her thoroughly,” the police spokesman said.
“Upon the report, the DPO of Awa Ijebu division, CSP Adewalehinmi Joshua, ordered the arrest of the three suspects, while the woman and her baby were taken to Mamu Ijebu health center for medical care.
“The woman and the baby were later referred to Blessed Hospital Oru ijebu where it was discovered that the baby had internal injury which he sustained when he fell down from his mother’s hands during the scuffle.
“The child gave up the ghost on the 28th of March, 2022, while receiving treatment as a result of the internal injury.”
Commissioner of Police Lanre Bankole has ordered the immediate transfer of the suspects to the homicide section of the State CID for further investigation and prosecution.