By Gabriel Enogholase
BENIN â€” A 23-year-old girl, Vivian Oghenero, was, yesterday, paraded by the Police in Edo State for dumping her baby in a pit toilet in Benin-City.
Oghenero, who hails from Delta State, lives at Eyeanogie Street, Benin, the state capital, where the incident occurred.
Parading the suspect before newsmen, Edo State Police image maker, Mr. Peter Ogboi, disclosed that it was a good Samaritan who alerted the police on discovering the baby in the pit toilet.
… and the child died
He explained that efforts made by the Police to ensure that the child survived failed as the baby later gave up the ghost.
Ogboi advised young girls against unwanted pregnancies and dumping of their babies in toilets or in uncompleted buildings after birth.
He described the action of the suspect as criminal.
The suspect, Oghenero, in an interview with newsmen, regretted her action and begged for forgiveness.