Woman Dumps Her Day Old Baby In Soak-Away Pit In Ogun

A 30 year old woman is now in Ogun State police net for allegedly dumping her one day old baby in a soakaway pit.

The tragic incident occured at ibukun oluwapo community in Ishaga Surulere axis of Owode Yewa in Ogun State.

Spokesman of the state police command, Abimbola Oyeyemi, says the baby was discovered by a group of children playing at the back of their home, who heard his cries and raised alarm.

The baby was rescued from the pit by the timely intervention of the divisional police officer in the town, Olabisi Elebute who led a team of policemen to the site, after the incident was reported to the police divisional headquarters.

The preliminary investigations into the incident, according to police spokesman, shows that Riskat had just delivered the baby, and dumped him in the soakaway pit as early as five am to avoid detection

In her confession, the woman claims that the baby was her sixth, and that she dumped the baby because she had no means of feeding him, since her husband had abandoned their homes.

The state police commissioner, Edgal Imohinmi, has referred the case to the state anti human trafficking and child labour unit and the state criminal investigations and intelligence department for thorough investigations.


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