by Akan Ido
Students resident in an external hostel close to a tertiary institution in Imo State were shocked early Wednesday to find a newborn baby tucked in the hostel soak-away.
Witnesses say the students were surprised to hear the cry of a baby which they traced to the soak-away. The baby, with placenta intact, was said to have been tied with a computer rope.
“Fortunately, as we further gathered, the cry of the baby was traced to the soak-away inside the hostel,” a student said.
The baby reportedly died before it was brought out of the soak-away.
According to a witness, the baby was suspected to be a day-old as its placenta was found dangling from his neck.
The search party, comprising mainly of mail students, subsequently searched all the rooms occupied by female students but could not trace the baby’s mother.
The matter was said to have been reported to the police in Owerri, who have intensified investigation.
It’s a cruel world.