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Woman Dumps Her Baby on the Street Two Hours After Her Birth



Ifunanya Eme

Ifunanya Eme

The Commissioner of Police in Lagos State, Fatai Owoseni, on Thursday said the Police had arrested a 31-year-old woman who allegedly dumped her baby on the street about two hours after her birth.

Owoseni, who gave the suspect’s name as Ifunanya Eme, an indigene of Enugu State, said she was arrested on Tuesday during the Eid el-Kabir holiday.

He said the woman allegedly gave birth to the baby girl at No. 1, Prince Bello Street, Ajagbandi in Ojo Local Development  Area Council of the state.

The police chief said the suspect allegedly wrapped the baby and dumped it on the street, adding that the police was able to trace her after investigation.

“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.

The suspect claimed she abandoned the baby because of hardships.

Eme, who claimed to be married with three children before, stressed that she had separated from her husband, but got pregnant for another man who denied responsibility.

“I gave up my daughter because I had no help and my mother is dead. I don’t even know the whereabouts of her father. The only thing I know is that he told me he was traveling. Since that day till now, the  number he gave me can’t be reached,” she said.

She, however, claimed that she abandoned the baby at the gate of her residence after giving birth to her at about 1AM., alleging that her neighbours alerted the police.

“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.

Photo Credit: THISDAY


  1. Darius

    September 16, 2016 at 9:03 am

    Why have sex and conceive, when you are not ready to be a parent? Some people are just crazy!

    • tunmi

      September 17, 2016 at 7:40 pm

      The goal of the set was clearly not to conceive. The woman is poor and with no access to contraceptives. Hopefully her rehabilitation can include a form of birth control

  2. keke driver

    September 16, 2016 at 9:18 am

    When you were doing it, it was “sweeting” you o, stupid woman!! dem suppose flog crase comot for your body.

  3. EC

    September 16, 2016 at 9:18 am

    she had no help, and mother is dead. I would like to think that something else is wrong with this woman and not just pure wickedness. We may not know.

    Thank God the baby was found

    • tunmi

      September 17, 2016 at 7:40 pm


  4. Marlvina

    September 16, 2016 at 9:21 am

    Hmm and several women are out there in search of babies. Some going to the mountain for prayers, others taking tortoise ear and a scorpions’s leg to babalawo as to get pregnant. It’s unfortunate she isn’t able to cater for her baby but good thing the baby is safe and sound and will receive adequate care.

  5. that uptown girl

    September 16, 2016 at 9:22 am

    This story is just heartbreaking. Some have food but cannot eat, some can eat but have no food. Maybe she should have put the baby up for adoption formally. After nine months of pain and sweat you just abandon the baby?? Hardship is a bastard.

  6. beauty

    September 16, 2016 at 9:32 am

    am glad the baby was found. just hope this will bring out the mother feeling out of her,

  7. salo

    September 16, 2016 at 9:35 am

    It is well,and i’m here praying for God to bless me with a baby

  8. forbisi

    September 16, 2016 at 9:55 am

    rehabilitate? did i her rehabilitate? the woman or rather monster should be locked up immediately. that is nothing short of a criminal offence!!

    • Hannah

      September 16, 2016 at 1:57 pm

      I agree with you that what she did is a criminal act. However rehabilitation is an important part of any good criminal justice system. Even if she is locked, she won’t be locked away forever and if she is not properly rehabilitated what use would she be to the society when she leaves prison? She will properly repeat the act and the vicious cycle continues!

  9. AceOfSpades

    September 16, 2016 at 9:58 am

    I understand where she stands but then why not an orphanage home at least. Funny thing, the child will grow up and read this story someday online. That’s the heartbreaking part.

  10. Ann

    September 16, 2016 at 10:13 am

    And this is why I’m very very pro choice. Nobody should be forcing anybody to bring in a child into this world that they don’t want. People are saying what about orphanages. How many of you have seen the number of kids in those orphanages? How many of you have seen the squalor they live in and also why would I put my kid in an orphanage in a society where many people don’t adopt? Nahhh. Also this same people that want you to keep the baby are also the same people that’ll call you baby mama and insult you and ostracize you when you give birth outside of wedlock. They’re still the same people that’ll tell their sons not to marry you because you’re second hand. They’re also the same people that’ll be looking while your pastor flogs you for disobedience and shames you. Nope.

    • Smh

      September 16, 2016 at 9:43 pm

      So you’d just kill the baby while it’s in the womb…how convenient! There’s no difference BTW a mother that has an abortion and this woman who abandoned her baby outside to die…in fact, this woman is better cos she’s giving the baby a 50% chance to live.. smh
      If yourequired not ready to have a baby, don’t have sex. ..and if you must, don’t get pregnant. Simple.

    • tunmi

      September 17, 2016 at 7:42 pm

      Telling people not to have secrets doesn’t work. It just doesn’t work. And frankly birthing this child is the worse option. She is born into a society that does not value girls. Right now she runs the risk of being back in the same poverty her mother is in. Pro choice is not only abortion, it is also birth control.

      Will you be donating to the care of this child?

  11. Celeste

    September 16, 2016 at 10:26 am

    Wicked evil jezebel, jail is the appropriate place for you. She dumped the baby outside and went to sleep… what height of evil! No excuses at all for this witch, she should have put up the child for adoption.

    If Nigeria had a good child care system, her other kids should be taken away from her, she is an unfit sorry excuse of a mother.

    Yes, I have no nice words for her, cos she irresponsibly brought a child she knew she couldn’t care for into this world.

  12. shield

    September 16, 2016 at 11:40 am

    She should’ve taken the baby to a church or a good orphanage and explained her situation. Lack of wisdom will land her in jail.

  13. Teegurl

    September 16, 2016 at 11:52 am

    She is a wicked woman, very wicked

  14. Judge not!

    September 16, 2016 at 12:54 pm

    When I initially read this woman’s story on instablog or so. All the commenters were raining abuses on her and I came here and found its the same thing here. In as much as this woman may be a sad excuse for a mother like most people may have said, I choose not to judge her cos there are also some ladies who have had abortions to do exactly what this same woman intended to do. In her case, the baby was found in good conditions unlike some people throwing stones at her. I still believe if situations were better for this woman, she won’t have treated that baby the way she did. She may be wrong in how she went about it but she’s still better than many other women out there.

  15. Gorgeous

    September 16, 2016 at 3:55 pm

    What she did was wrong, yes. But may we never find ourselves in a place where we have to make a tough decision. I think it is the government that is not making the information known as to how young girls can legally give up their children. The government is also not doing enough to make the adoption process easier.

  16. fob

    September 16, 2016 at 4:57 pm

    Can we set up an agency for people who want to dump babies to come and dump their there. the agency can also interview parents trying to conceive and link them to the abandoned babies……just thinking

  17. Marian

    September 16, 2016 at 9:22 pm

    We don’t invest in children. I will forever love the U.S for this. They don’t have a lot of stuff together but they invest in children. If to say na yankee they give allowance forgot how many days after you give birth to say you don’t want and the baby gets placed in a foster home. And someone in ekiti wants to spend billions to build a new house for him self.

    Ladies!! Is it not better and easier to just use contraceptive than having to decide if to give your baby up or have an abortion??? The guy that wants to do it without condom today will switch off his phone tomorrow and be unreachable tomorrow if you get belle!!

  18. Anonymous

    September 16, 2016 at 9:59 pm

    If you have ever had an abortion or aided someone who had an abortion (man or woman) and you are here condemning this woman, God will judge you.

    • Anonymous

      September 17, 2016 at 8:16 pm

      You clearly have no idea what you are talking about. Aborting an embryo and abandoning a baby to the elements are not the same.

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