A 25-year old woman identified as Joy Tunde was on Tuesday nabbed
after she confessed to have dumped her three days old baby to an
uncompleted building. She reportedly threw the baby over a fence into
the uncompleted residential building at Obazuaye Street, off
Osakpamwan Street, Evbareke Quarters, Egor local government area of
The act was said to have been committed at about 2am on Saturday, but
residents in the area discovered the baby three days later.
Sources said thorough Investigations by the residents led to the discovery
of the baby’s mother. Residents were prevented from beating up the
mother after she confessed to the crime.
Eyewitnesses told The Nation that the mother of the baby confessed to
the act when they threatened to deploy spiritual means to investigate the
Joy said she threw the baby away because she had a previous “unwanted”
baby for another man. The woman said threw the baby away after the
man that impregnated her refused to accept responsibility for the baby.
Men of the Textile Mill road Police Division arrested Joy and her mother
but the baby was taken to the Neonatal clinic of the Benin Central
Hospital. Bruises were discovered on the head and side of the baby. The
hospital Public Relations Officer, Mrs. Sandra Omoregbe, said the baby
is responding to treatment.