21-year-old orphan throws her 12-day-old child into pit latrine

The Ogun State Police command, have arrested a 21-year-old orphan identified as Amudalat Taiwo, for allegedly throwing her 12 days old baby into a pit latrine.

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The suspect was arrested following a complaint by the landlord of the house, over the incident which occurred on Wednesday last week at 28, Isheri Street, Ilaro in Yewa South Local Government Area of the state.

The police spokesperson in the state, Abimbola Oyeyemi, who confirmed the incident said the Divisional Police Officer, Ilaro Division, Opebiyi Sunday, led detectives to the scene who had the latrine broken and rescued the infant. Investigation conducted, however unraveled the suspect gave birth to the baby and she was promptly arrested.

On interrogation, she claimed that she was an orphan and married to one Taiwo Owolabi, who had already married another woman with five children. She stated further that the husband was not taking care of her and the baby.

“Her arrest followed a complaint from her landlord, one Oshunshina Olawale, who reported that one of his tenants at No. 28 Isheri Street, Ilaro woke up early in the morning of 20/06/18 and went to the toilet to ease herself only to be hearing the crying of a baby inside the pit toilet.

“On interrogation, she claimed that she is an orphan married to one Taiwo Owolabi who is already married to another woman and has five children. She stated further that the husband is not taking care of her and the baby and since she has no means of catering for the newly born baby, she decided to do away with her,” the police spokesperson said.

The orphan was also arrested alongside the father of the baby, and according to the police they may be prosecuted after investigation. It was also gathered that the baby is in a stable condition at the Stella Obasanjo Motherless Babies Home, Abeokuta.

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