A 35 year old, Judith Oke, a housewife in Sapele town, Delta State, had in the early hours of Friday allegedly dumped her a day-old baby into a market toilet after an alleged disagreement with the father of the baby.
According to Daily Post, an eyewitness, Tony Akpeki who spoke to journalists in the area said the cry of the baby attracted security agents to the female toilet in the market where they discovered a newborn baby allegedly dumped in the toilet.
But the Police Public Relations Officer in the state, DSP Andrew Aniamaka who Confirmed that the incident occurred in the early hours, said upon a search, they establish contact with the mother of the child.
He said,”The placenta of the baby was hurriedly severed, the sight of fresh blood was on the floor, indicating that the incident occurred in the early hours. We are still searching for the woman, the police will locate her. At the meantime, the baby has been taken to the central hospital in Sapele, while investigation is ongoing”.
Sources told Daily Post that the woman had a problem with the supposed husband who allegedly claimed that the pregnancy was not for him.
A neighbour who claimed to be Stella Oghenevo said the woman hails from Enugu State and had settled in Sapele town where she met with the man who promised to marry her but unfortunately, put her in a family way.
The man was said to have confided in a friend that he was not responsible for the baby, alleging that the woman confessed to him before her delivery that two men slept with her almost on the same date, hence the baby was not his child.