by Akintomiwa Agbaje
One Fatima Adekoya has been arrested by men of the Lagos State Police Command for attempting to kill her one-day old baby by throwing him in a soak-away pit.
The suspect had delivered a baby in her room and wrapped the baby and its placenta in a cloth.
Adekoya now proceeded to place the child near the pit at her residence in the Ifelodun Street, Owode Onirin area of Ikorodu in Lagos with the intention of throwing it into the pit.
The Leadership reports:
LEADERSHIP investigation revealed that the husband, Quadri, saw her keeping something close to the pit.
Quadri was said to have been suspicious of the woman because she was looking very apprehensive.
When Quadri unwrapped the cloth which was full of blood stains, to his utter dismay, he saw a day old baby and its placenta.
Quadiri could not hide the secret as he alerted people around.
He said he never knew that his wife was pregnant and she never told him. He wondered why she could be so wicked as to want to kill the baby and said he suspected that she was having a secret affair outside her marriage.
The mother of three was said to have covered her face in shame as people rained curses on her.
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