A woman has been arrested for throwing her baby into a pit latrine.
The internally displaced woman was arrested for throwing her newborn baby into a pit latrine at the Bakassi IDP’s camp in Maiduguri, Borno State, thus resulting in the baby’s death.
The sad incident happened, yesterday. She was apprehended by a Civilian JTF officer who was observing her moves.
just some few days back, the police in Ogun State arrested a 21-year-old woman, Amudalat Taiwo, for allegedly throwing her 12 days old baby into a pit latrine.
The police spokesperson in the state, Abimbola Oyeyemi, said the incident occurred at 28, Isheri Street, Ilaro in Yewa South Local Government Area of the state.
He said the suspect was arrested following a complaint by the landlord of the house. He said;
“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,”
Mr Oyeyemi said the Divisional Police Officer, Ilaro Division, Opebiyi Sunday, led detectives to the scene who had the latrine broken and rescued the infant.
He said upon investigation, it was discovered the suspect gave birth to the baby and she was promptly arrested.