Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Lagos Residents Watch Day Old Baby Suffocate To Death

Last Wednesday, January 28, a new-born baby was dumped by the roadside in the Abule Egba area of Lagos by a mentally unstable woman.

An eyewitness and trader, Mrs. Atanda Kuforiji, told Punch Newspapers that they (residents) were taken aback by the sight of the abandoned baby.

“The baby was wrapped in a sack and placed by the roadside. I saw a crowd gather and decided to have a look; the child was still alive. People took pictures of the baby. His mouth was covered with a plaster to prevent him crying out. Everybody was saying what came into their heads, but nobody offered to help the baby,” she said.

It was learnt that many of the dwellers in the area were too scared to pick the baby from where he was dumped.

Another trader, Iya Monsura, who also spoke to Punch newspaper said “The child was alive as of 11am, but when government officials came around 5pm, he was dead. They took the dead body away.”


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