A 31-year-old woman has been arrested by
the police for abandoning her one-day-old
baby on the street.
The Commissioner of Police in Lagos State, Mr
Fatai Owoseni , confirmed the arrest on
Thursday, September 15.
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The suspect identified as Ifunayan Eme , who is
an indigene of Enugu State, was arrested on
Tuesday, September 13, during the Eid-el-Kabir
Owoseni revealed that the suspect allegedly
delivered her baby girl at No. 1, Prince Bello
Street, Ajagbandi in Ojo Local Development
Area Council of the state.
He added that the suspect had the baby
wrapped and dumped it on the street, with the
police successfully tracing her after preliminary
“The baby is now in the Police Cottage Hospital
located at Ikeja Police College for proper care.
“We are trying to reach A government agency that
would rehabilitate the woman,’’ he said.
The suspect tells the News Agency of Nigeria
(NAN) that hardship had forced her to abandon
Eme also claimed to have been previously
married with three children but had since
separated from her husband before getting
pregnant for another man who refused to take
responsibility for the pregnancy.
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The suspect added that her neighbours had
alerted the police after she abandoned the baby
by the gate of her compound at about 1 a.m.
“After I gave birth to the baby in the public toilet
in our house, I wrapped the baby with a bag and
dropped her outside our gate and went inside to
“I never thought of checking my baby again. I just
wanted someone to find her and take her nothing
more,’’ she said.
The suspect is currently in police custody as
her baby receives the medical attention she