Modinat Faniyi, a 49-year-old woman, faced charges at Yaba Magistrate’s Court on Monday for her alleged attempt to steal a newborn baby from a Muslim hospital in the Ijaiye, Ojokoro area of Lagos State. The Lagos State Police Command arraigned her on one count of attempted theft.
The court was informed by the prosecutor, Thomas Nurudeen, that on June 22, 2023, the defendant entered Ahmadiya Muslim Hospital at Ijaiye, Ojokoro, and tried to abscond with a newborn baby while the mother was asleep.
This act was said to be in violation of Section 21 (5) of the Criminal Law of Lagos State of Nigeria, 2015, carrying punishable consequences.
Modinat Faniyi pleaded not guilty to the charge. Magistrate Patrick Nwaka granted her bail in the amount of N100,000, requiring two sureties with the same sum. The case was adjourned until September 1, 2023.