18-year old Timileyin A has been apprehended by the Lagos State Task Force on Environmental and Special Offences (Enforcement) Unit after she was caught dumping her 4-month old son under a bridge in the Oshodi area of the state, PUNCH reports.
The Task Force was on a raid to dislodge commercial buses causing obstruction on highways when one of them saw Timileyin dumping the child.
“The streetlights around the bridge exposed the woman. The officer spotted from distance that someone dropped a bag and started running. He quickly moved towards the bag and when he saw that it was a baby that was packaged inside it, he chased the woman and arrested her,” a source told PUNCH.
Speaking to journalists after the incident, Timileyin said: “I dropped out from school out of poverty while in JSS 2. I was living with my mother at 26, Coker Street, Ejigbo, Lagos and my father died nine years ago. My mother sent me out because I gave birth and could not identify the man who impregnated me as different men slept with me.”
Fatai Owoseni, the state’s commissioner of police directed that Timileyin and her baby be transferred to the Social Welfare Department of the state’s Ministry of Youths and Social Development.