A baby who was abandoned at a market in Delta State after birth, have been rescued by vigilante men guarding the area.
According to eyewitnesses, the mother of the abandoned baby identified as Edesiri, collapsed in another hospital due to the forceful removal of the placenta shortly after giving birth to her baby at the newly commissioned ultra modern market in Sapele area.
The baby who was rushed to the general hospital in Sapele, was rescued on Saturday night after vigilante men in the area heard the cry of a baby and followed the sound of the baby as well as trails of blood till both led them close to a female toilet in the market.
It was gathered that the security men notified their boss, Mr Tony Akpeki who arrived the scene and notified the authorities. The first lady of Delta state, Mrs Edith Okowa, head of child welfare, commissioner of Women affairs, have also been alerted to help the abandoned child.
There was also a viral report of a boy who was rescued, after being abandoned in a graveyard – between two concrete tombs. The two-month-old infant was heard crying by concerned residents who rushed to help him in Quezon, Philippines, on May 28.
The locals picked up the youngster and put him in a tuk-tuk to be driven to hospital where doctors said he had been left at the cemetery for a several hours. Local authorities are now caring for the little boy, named Louis. His grandmother, Gloria Perez, came forward and identified her own daughter, Lara Sentillas, as the mother. Police later arrested her.
Officers arrested the mother and said they were prosecuting her for allegedly abandoning the tot in the Candelaria district of the city. Chief Supt. Guillermo Eleazar, Calabarzon Police regional director, identified the mother as Lara Sentillas. Eleazar said she would face criminal charges over the ‘abandonment of her baby’.