Mother of 6 throws day-old baby in pit

A 30-year-old mother-of-six, Risikat Olabintan, has been arrested for throwing away her one-day-old baby in a soak-away pit.

Olabintan was reported to have secretly given birth to the baby on Monday and allegedly threw him inside the soak-away as early as 5.00 a.m.

According to Punch news, The Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Abimbola Oyeyemi, disclosed this on Wednesday in a statement.

Oyeyemi said the arrest of the woman followed a distress call received by residents of Ibukun Oluwapo Community, Ishaga Surulere area in Owode-Yewa in Ogun State, on the abandoned baby.

He said the police was told that some children heard the cry of a baby in the soak-away while playing at the backyard of their compound and raised the alarm.

The PPRO said the Commissioner of Police,  Imohimi Edgal, had directed that the case be transferred to Anti-Human Trafficking and Child Labour Unit of the State Investigation and Intelligence Department for proper investigation.

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