A yet to be identified lady who wrapped her dead baby in a sack and attempted to dump it at Bakassi IDP camp in Maiduguri, Borno capital, was reportedly nabbed today.
The lady was paraded alongside the dead baby before she was handed over to the security officers, even though eyewitnesses disclosed that her reason for attempting to dump her dead child is still not known.
Here are photos from the scene of the incident below;
This is coming after a 19 year old girl identified as Ayomide Adebayo, was arrested for allegedly dumping her 2-months-old baby in a bush in Ikorodu. Adebayo who is a secondary school cert holder was allegedly impregnated by one Martins Tewogbade, who lives in the Bariga area of the state.
She then gave birth on April 30 at a private hospital in the neighbourhood, but Tewogbade’s parents reportedly rejected the baby and she subsequently relocated with the child to a friend’s house in Igbode, Ogun State.
Adebayo reportedly approached one Mrs. Joke Fatai, a worker at a Cherubim and Seraphim Church in the town sometime in May 2017 and begged her to take custody of the child. The baby was in the care of Mrs Fatai, until Saturday, June 10, when Adebayo went to withdraw her.
She was said to have tied the baby’s mouth and nose, dumped her in the bush and returned to Bariga, telling people that the child was dead. It was learnt that the baby was found by some members of a vigilance group in the early hours of Sunday in a bush in Ikorodu and was later reunited with Fatai.
Adebayo was eventually traced to Bariga. A resident of Bariga, Yusuf Tolagbe, said an angry crowd wanted to beat up the mother, but for the intervention of a child rights organisation in the area, Child Protection Network.
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