A 39-yr-old lady, Mercy Momoh has been arrested for allegedly stealing a two-month-old baby in Ado-Ekiti, The Nation reports.
The baby was stolen from his mother, Funmilayo Sunday, on Friday, after the suspect tricked her to follow her to the State Secretariat under the guise to help collect some relief materials being given by the government to flood victims.
The suspect, on getting there, sent Funmilayo to help her procure recharge card, but ran away with the baby before she returned.
Upon her arrest, the suspect confessed that she stole the baby because of her dire need of a male child.
She claimed that due to her inability to bear a male child, her husband got married to another woman and may likely throw her out of the house.