An abandoned newborn baby has been found dead after he was allegedly dumped in the middle of Enugu-Road dual carriage road opposite a commercial bank, near Nsukka’s old motor park, Enugu State.
The newly born baby boy, who was said to have been placed in a biscuit carton by an unknown mother was found dead on Tuesday morning.
According to Daily Sun, a commercial motorcyclist rider who pleaded anonymity said that the dead baby was discovered in the early hours of Tuesday by a commercial transporter driver.
He said; “I brought somebody who was going to Enugu to the motor park around 6:00 am this morning (Tuesday) when I saw some people who gathered at the middle near Nsukka old motor park looking at the newborn baby’s dead body.
“I was told the baby was discovered by a driver who had crossed to the other side of the road to help a passenger cross his luggage to his vehicle and the baby was probably dumped by somebody suspected to be the mother.
“It appeared that the baby was dumped there overnight and he might have died of cold because it rained in the evening hours of Monday and there was drizzling throughout the night.
“This discovery was a shock and a bad day too many residents, it is an unusual occurrence and that is why almost all the passers-by are laying curses on the unknown mother and her co-perpetrators,” he said.
The State Police Public Relations Officer, Daniel Ndukwe, who confirmed the incident said that the baby have been confirmed dead by the doctor, adding that an investigation has been initiated to fish out those behind the act.
“The lifeless body of the baby was moved to the hospital by police operatives and was confirmed dead by doctors on duty.
“Police has commenced investigation to fish out the person(s) responsible for the act,” he said.