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Evil act! Dead baby dumped at refuse site in Lagos (photos)

Evil act! Dead baby dumped at refuse site in Lagos (photos)



Emotions were raised on Thursday as passers-by placed curses on an unknown mother, who dumped her dead baby in a refuse dump site in Lagos.

The corpse of the baby girl was discovered at a dump site at Costain Bus-stop, along Apapa Road in Ebute Meta, Lagos State.

The baby, dressed in a light-green unisex wear with a black cap, looked malnourished.

The identity of the mother of the baby was not known as at the time of filing this report.

Reacting, a sympathiser and a resident of Apapa Road told NAN correspondent at the spot where her corpse was dropped that he saw the baby still breathing when he was going to the office in the early hours of the day.

The sympathiser, who pleaded anonymity, said he put a call through to the Lagos State emergency services numbers.

This was to alert the officials of the relevant agency responsible for rescuing children from such an ugly situation to come and rescue her, he said.

He expressed his disappointment that the responders could not rescue the child before her untimely death.

“Imagine this kind of tragedy, if the baby had been rescued on time, she would not have died.

“The Lagos State Emergency Unit has failed us,’’ he said.

As at 10.30 a.m., the corpse was still lying on top of refuse pile-up while flies perched on it.

The Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) for the Lagos State Command, CSP Chike Oti, confirmed the incident and said that the Iponri Police Division had been notified about the baby’s corpse.

Oti told NAN that the police was taking action, but added that no arrest had been made in connection with the matter.

See photos below:

Evil act! Dead baby dumped at refuse site in Lagos (photos)
Evil act! Dead baby dumped at refuse site in Lagos (photos)

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