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Mother abandons baby on waste dump in Lagos State

A mother has in a cruel manner abandoned her baby at a waste dump site in Lagos state.

The baby was discovered dead at the waste dump site at Costain Bus-stop, along Apapa Road in Ebute Meta, Lagos State.

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

Reacting, a sympathiser and a resident of Apapa Road told NAN correspondent at the spot where her corpse was 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.

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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. He said;

“The Lagos State Emergency Unit has failed us,’’

Adeolu Aderogba, a trader selling bread beside the scene, said she resumed her morning routine trading around 7.00 a.m. only to discover that the baby was dumped at the refuse site.

“I found the baby on the refuse when I came this morning. Whoever dumped the baby there must be a very wicked person,’’ she said.

She said that babies were precious gifts from God and should be cared for, but some mothers seemed to be careless and morally bankrupt.

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The Police Public Relations Officer 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.

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