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Mother arrested for dumping four-month-old baby

By Bose Adelaja.
The operatives of the Lagos State Task Force Wednesday, rescued a four months old baby who was dumped by her mother under Oshodi bridge.

The Chairman of the Lagos State Task Force SP Olayinka Egbeyemi disclosed that the enforcement team of the agency while on duty under bridge rescued the baby boy who was naked but packed inside the bag.

Mother and baby

SP Egbeyemi disclosed further that the mother of the baby was arrested by an official of the agency after she had dumped the baby.

The Chairman stated that after interrogation, the woman confessed that she dumped the baby becuase she could no longer take care of him as none of her family members were ready to accommodate her with the baby.

The suspect Mrs. Timilehin Adeshina (18yrs) said she was sent out with the baby by her mother to go and locate the man who impregnated her after she gave birth.

“My mother sent me out because I gave birth and could not identify the man who impregnated me as different men slept with me”

According to her she dropped out of school because of poverty while in JSS II at Lovely School, Ejigbo, Lagos.

Mrs Timilehin Adeshina said her mother (Mrs. Zabela Adeshina from Delta State) who sent her out lives at No 26 , Coker Street,, Ejigbo, Lagos and that her father (Mr. Adeshina) who hailed from Abeokuta in Ogun State died 9 years ago.

She however hinted that while sleeping outside with her baby several men paid to engaged her with sex.

The Chairman Lagos State Task Force SP Olayinka Egbeyemi confirmed that the Lagos State Commissioner of Police Mr Fatai Owoseni after well briefed about the incident , directed that both the rescued baby and his mother be immediately transfered to ‘Social Welfare’ Department of the Lagos State Ministry of Youths and Social Development.


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