A BABY BOY has been discovered in a receptacle container in Nkpor, Idemili North Local Government Area of Anambra State.
The incident which drew crowd to the V-junction of Umuoji, Obosi Roads junction shocked many on how anyone could carry a nine-months pregnancy only to have the baby dumped in a dustbin after birth.
The seemingly day-old baby was wrapped with clean wrapper, put in a carton and deposited in a receptacle at the Obosi, Umuoji Road junction of Nkpor.
According to AN eyewitness who identified herself as Cordelia Nweke, nobody took notice of the person who committed such dastardly act until the waste evacuators came and discovered the baby dead in the dustbin.
“Despite the usual crowd of people in the area, it beats one’s imagination that whoever did this got away unnoticed. It was when those evacuators came to pack the refuse that they discovered the unusual carton and upon opening it, they saw the day-old baby already dead.” Nweke stated.
Speaking to National Light on the issue, a saleswoman in the area who pleaded anonymity said the incident happened probably in the morning and when the refuse disposers discovered the baby, they brought it out of the carton and laid it on the ground and left.
“It is shocking what is becoming of the world these days,”she lamented.
She bemoaned the situation that led to the decision of a woman discarding a baby she carried nine months in the womb.
Meanwhile, no statement has been issued to that effect by any authority.