On Thursday morning on the busy road of Ayobo, Lagos, a newborn baby was found dead.
The dead baby, whose gender was unknown, was wrapped with flannel and surrounded by dirt.
A passerby speculated that the baby must have been dumped alive by the mother at night but couldn’t survive the cold.
“The baby must have been dumped by the mother in the dead of the night the passerby,” who pleaded anonymity, said.
“As you can see, the baby is wrapped with a hospital flannel which meant the mother was newly discharged from the hospital.
“The newborn must have died of cold because the flannel which the mother used to wrap him/her got removed thereby exposing the baby to cold. She must have dumped the baby alive.
“It is so disheartening that a mother will carry a baby in her womb for nine months and then decide to kill such a baby. This barbaric act must be stopped.”
Meanwhile, the Deputy Divisional Police Officer of Ayobo confirmed that officers were deployed to the scene and investigation is ongoing.