On Wednesday, a newborn baby girl was found hanging on a barbed wire fence in Orumba North Local Government Area of Anambra State.
Sources say that the mother of the baby was assisted by her boyfriend in delivering the baby. The baby was said to have been thrown from the first floor of a female hostel of the Federal Polytechnic, Oko.
As of the time of filing this report, the mother of the baby was yet to be identified.
The incident was confirmed by Chinonso Nwosu, a medical officer at the hospital where the baby who sustained minor injuries on her leg was receiving treatment.
Nwosu added, “The mother ran away after the incident, but was later arrested. She is currently breastfeeding the baby after she was brought in with handcuffs”
The Public Relations Officer of the Polytechnic, Mr.Obini Onuchukwu, said it wasn’t clear if the mother of the victim and the other people she committed the crime with are students in the institution.
Onuchukwu said, “The authorities heard about the incident like every other person. Besides, the incident happened in a private hostel, outside the school where the authorities are not in control of students’ actions.”