Infuriated passers-by and residents rained curses on an unknown mother believed to have dumped the corpse of her baby at a heap of refuse in Apapa area of Lagos.
The remains of the malnourished baby was discovered on Thursday morning.
Confirming the incident, spokesman for the police in Lagos, CSP Chike Oti, said that the Iponri Police Division had been notified about the baby’s corpse.
Meanwhile, no arrest have has been made.
Concise News learned that the corpse of the baby girl was discovered at the dump site at Costain Bus-stop in Ebute Meta.
A trader is reported to have resumed her routine around 7.00 a.m. only to discover the baby at the dump.
“Whoever dumped the baby there must be a very wicked person,” the trader, Adeolu Aderogba, told NAN.
“Babies are precious gifts from God and should be cared for but some contemporary mothers seem to be careless and morally bankrupt.’’
It was further gathered from a resident that the baby showed signs of life in the early hours of Thursday.
“Imagine this kind of tragedy, if the baby had been rescued on time, she would not have died,” he said.