Man Jailed In Kirirkiri Prison For Stealing Baby Food To Feed His Newborn Baby

A 28-year-old man, Nurudeen Sulaimon, has been arrested and jailed for allegedly stealing formula worth N45,000 from a supermarket to feed his newborn baby who was crying for food. It is alleged that Sulaimon went to a supermarket and stole some tins of SMA Gold infant formula but his action was caught on the supermarket’s CCTV. He was apprehended on his way out of the supermarket by the store’s security men and handed to the police.
He was arrested and taken to the police station. At the station, he begged for forgiveness saying that
he had a newborn baby who hadn’t had any food to eat except water.

He said his wife had given birth to the baby last week Saturday, but wasn’t producing enough breast milk to feed the baby, he said they tried giving the baby water on that fateful day but the water didn’t seem to soothe the baby so he went out to get some formula to feed it.
He was charged to court for theft but he pleaded not guilty.
The presiding Magistrate, Mr A. A. Fashola granted Sulamon bail in the sum of N50,000 with one surety in like sum. He was remanded in prison at Kirikiri until he perfected his bail.
The case was adjourned till April 27.

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