17-year-old girl dumps her newborn baby inside gutter in Delta State
Residents of Igbudu, in Warri South council area of Delta State, woke up in the early hours of Saturday, to the gruesome sight of a dead baby in the gutter along McDermott Road.
Sources claimed that investigations by the community leaders led to the discovery of a 17-year-old girl as the perpetrator of the act.
There are also suspicions that the young lady may have murdered the baby after giving birth.
According to reports, when asked why she disposed of her newborn, she claimed not to know the father and declared her unreadiness to nurture a child.
It was gathered that the leaders, handed her the disposed baby to bury and demanded she returns to purge the land of the abominable crime.
“She was asked to go and bury the child and then return to carry out rites that will clean the land. She took the baby in a bag,” the witness said.
Written by Kartia Velino