Admin l Thursday, June 02, 2022
AYOBO, Lagos, Nigeria – A new born baby, naked, with the side well decorated with flannel and soft pillows was on Thursday morning found dead on the busy Ayobo Road in a Lagos, suburb.
The dead baby, whose gender was unknown, was found lying face down but wrapped with flannel on the side of the motorable road.
According to a passersby, who pleaded anonymity, the baby must have been dumped in the night.
“The baby must have been dumped by the mother in the dead of the night. As you can see, the baby is wrapped with an hospital flannel which meant the mother was newly discharged from the hospital.
“The newborn must have died of cold because the flannel which the mother used to wrap him/her got removed thereby exposing the baby to cold. She must have dumped the baby alive.
“It is so disheartening that a mother will carry a baby in her womb for nine months and then decide to kill such a baby. This barbaric act must be stopped”, the eye witness said.
Deputy Divisional Police Officer of Ayobo, who refused to mention his name, said his officers have been drafted to the scene.