A 21-year old woman, Amudalat Taiwo, has thrown her 12-day old baby into a pit latrine in Ogun State, due to her inability to take care of the baby.
The incident occurred on June 20, at 28, Isheri Street, Ilaro. It was learnt that Amudalat’s husband, identified as Taiwo Owolabi, had since the delivery of the child, deserted her for his other wife who also bore him five children.
The mother was arrested following a complaint lodged with the police by her landlord, Oshunshina Olawale, that one of his tenants heard the cries of a baby inside the pit toilet when she visited.
The toilet was later broken and the baby rescued. Upon interrogation, Amudalat confessed to committing the crime, claiming that she was an orphan.
She stated further that her husband was not taking care of her and the baby and that since she had no means of catering for the baby, she decided to do away with her.
The baby is presently in a stable condition at the Stella Obasanjo motherless baby home in Abeokuta and Amudalat’s husband has also been arrested for failure to provide necessary needs for the mother and the child.