A woman whose name have been identified as Ifunanya Eme have been arrested by the police in Lagos. She was arrested for dumping her baby two hours after giving birth to her. The police commissioner in Lagos state identified the woman as an indigene of Enugu state and said she was arrested on Tuesday during the Eid el-Kabir holiday. He said Ifunanya gave birth to the baby girl at No. 1, Prince Bello Street, Ajagbandi in Ojo Local Development Area Council of the state. “The baby is now in the Police Cottage Hospital located at Ikeja Police College for proper care. We are trying to reach a government agency that would rehabilitate the woman,” he said.
Ifunanya claimed she dumped the baby because of hardship and said the father of the baby gave her a wrong number after he said he was travelling.
“After I gave birth to the baby in the public toilet in our house, I wrapped the baby with a bag and dropped her outside our gate and went inside to sleep. I never thought of checking my baby again. I just wanted someone to find her and take her nothing more,” she added.