Police Arrests Woman Who Tries To Kill Baby

The Lagos State Police Command has arrested a woman, Fatima Adekoya who tried to throw her one-day old baby in a soak-away pit in Ifelodun Street, Ikorodu Lagos. It was said that she was delivered of the baby on Saturday in her room, and after delivering, wrapped the baby and its placenta in a cloth, which she placed close to the soak-away pit at her residence, with the alleged intention of throwing it into the pit.

However, Quadri, her husband saw her keeping something close to the pit and went to check after she had left there. To his dismay, he saw the baby and its placenta wrapped in a bloodstained cloth and he raised an alarm. The mother of three was said to have covered her face in shame as people cursed and insulted her before Policemen from Ajegunle police post, Ikorodu came to take her away.



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