30-Year-Old Mother Arrested for Attempted Drowning of 5-Month-Old Infant

The harrowing event occurred on the 21st of January 2024 at approximately 5:30 PM when Olubunmi Ajayi allegedly threw her infant daughter, Imole Anifowose, into the river

In Ogun State, a 30-year-old mother was apprehended by the police for attempting to drown her own five-month-old baby.

The harrowing event occurred on the 21st of January 2024 at approximately 5:30 PM when Olubunmi Ajayi allegedly threw her infant daughter, Imole Anifowose, into the river.

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Fortunately, the presence of mind and quick actions of one Olusola Sonaya averted a tragic outcome.

Sonaya, who happened to be near the river at the time, witnessed the horrifying act and immediately rushed to rescue the helpless baby from the water.

Police spokesperson, SP Omolola Odutola, provided details of the incident, stating, “Following an attempted murder case which occurred on the 21st of January 2024 at about 1730hrs that one Oluwabunmi Ajayi, 30 years, was sighted by a humanitarian who saw the suspect dropping her little child into the river”.

“The person who saw her dropping the child into the river raced to the river and rescued the baby from drowning.”

The rescued infant, Imole Anifowose, was swiftly transported to Olabisi Onabanjo University Teaching Hospital (OOUTH), Sagamu, where medical professionals conducted examinations.

Miraculously, the baby emerged from the traumatic experience in stable condition, showing remarkable resilience.

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The incident has sent shockwaves through the community, leaving residents grappling with the unimaginable act of a mother endangering her child’s life.

The motives behind Ajayi’s alleged actions remain unclear, prompting authorities to conduct a thorough investigation into the circumstances leading up to the attempted murder.

The heroic intervention of Olusola Sonaya underscores the importance of community vigilance and immediate action in the face of emergencies.

Sonaya’s selfless act not only saved the life of the innocent child but also served as a powerful reminder of the collective responsibility we share in ensuring the safety and well-being of those around us.

Local authorities have taken custody of the accused mother, Olubunmi Ajayi, who now faces charges related to the attempted murder of her own child.

The legal process will unfold as investigators delve into the underlying factors that may have driven such a distressing act.

As the community rallies around the rescued infant, questions linger about the mental health and support systems available to parents facing challenges.

This incident serves as a stark reminder of the importance of mental health awareness and the need for accessible resources to assist individuals in navigating the complexities of parenthood.

The resilience displayed by baby Imole Anifowose is a testament to the strength of the human spirit, even in the face of unthinkable adversity.

As the investigation unfolds, the community remains hopeful for justice, healing, and a renewed commitment to safeguarding the welfare of its youngest members.

 

This article was created using automation technology and was thoroughly edited and fact-checked by one of our editorial staff members

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