Two-week-old baby dumped by roadside in Ekiti

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at 11-11-2011 06:37AM (8 years ago)

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 A baby believed to be about two weeks old was on Tuesday found at roadside on Ekeolere Close by some residents of Moferere area of Ado-Ekiti in Ekiti State.

The residents, who were attracted to the scene by the persistent cry of the baby, told PUNCH METRO that the baby girl was wrapped in a white shawl and was put in a small carton by the roadside close to the residence of a former state chairman of the National Union of Road Transport Workers.

A resident, Taiwo Abdullahi, said the baby might have been abandoned either late on Monday or early on Tuesday.

She said the residents trooped out very early when a passer-by raised the alarm that a baby had been dumped in the neighbourhood.

Some of the residents told our correspondent that a note suspected to have been written by the baby’s mother was found in the carton.

They said from the note, the baby was born on October 23, 2011.

Good Samaritans, our correspondent gathered, administered first aid on the baby and later gave her glucose to restore her strength.

Some of those who attended to the baby said she was lucky to have survived the harsh condition.

A nurse, who declined to give her name said, “ I wish they could give me the baby to take care of. She is so beautiful. Her mother might have dumped her because of harsh economic condition but that excuse is not good enough.”

The residents said the baby was taken away by a team of policemen who were invited to the scene.

The Commissioner for Women Affairs and Gender Empowerment, Mrs. Fola Richie-Adewusi, told our correspondent that the baby had been taken to the Children’s Home at Iyin-Ekiti.

The commissioner said the baby was already being taken care of by the state government.

Sources at the home said that the baby had been examined by a medical official and was found to be in good condition.

They said she would be given a name at a later date but added that her surname would be Fayemi.

via Punch

Scafo at 11-11-2011 07:28PM (8 years ago)
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Na waoooo...shal no be new tin.
interpo77 at 11-11-2011 07:39PM (8 years ago)
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wonders shall never end in that sub-metropolized area of Ekiti, every day one problem
 why must u dumped ur baby?after 9 month of suffering
babyleslie at 11-11-2011 08:16PM (8 years ago)
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 Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked
ajanni at 11-11-2011 09:57PM (8 years ago)
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very bad,but i do believe that the mother might not be all that so wicked but may be due to the  she might have been undergoing,our charity organizations are not doing just enough to assist the lest privileges in our society
ajanni at 11-11-2011 09:58PM (8 years ago)
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Quote from: babyleslie on 11-11-2011 08:16PM
Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked
Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked
boye143 at 11-11-2011 10:06PM (8 years ago)
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Quote from: stephen153 on 11-11-2011 05:52PM
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Very sad. Im glad the baby survived.
ify0 at 11-11-2011 10:14PM (8 years ago)
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some women are heartless.hmmm
spekay at 11-11-2011 11:29PM (8 years ago)
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Thanks  to God baby "Fayemi" is alive,   God is Alive . ! 

Dept of Human services is gradually coming alive in most of the states. Thats a good thing .

Child dumping is trendy these days out there and has been for ages even in the  Western world believed to be more advanced in providing social amenities . Our governments both state and federal should simply brace up and set room to accomodate these development. Meanwhile Parents shd do more on sex education and the consequences of premarital sex

Jonso at 11-11-2011 11:42PM (8 years ago)
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Refrain from sex if you can't nature the outcome.
ajanni at 11-11-2011 11:45PM (8 years ago)
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 Cheesy Cheesy Cheesy
proly at 12-11-2011 12:31AM (8 years ago)
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nawoooooooo is too bad bt tnx dat d baby survived it
GullahGeeche at 12-11-2011 01:00AM (8 years ago)
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I thank God for her life!  Smiley
esteille at 12-11-2011 01:38AM (8 years ago)
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Simon-Zeletus at 12-11-2011 05:41AM (8 years ago)
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Who is Fayemi.
ajanni at 12-11-2011 07:56AM (8 years ago)
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what a very lucky baby
lanudja at 12-11-2011 08:10AM (8 years ago)
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Dnt open ur legs when u knw u cant mother d child plsssssss. This is bcoming too rampant dis days.
ajanni at 12-11-2011 08:33AM (8 years ago)
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Quote from: Simon-Zeletus on 12-11-2011 05:41AM
Who is Fayemi.

the gov in that state
nelito at 12-11-2011 09:18AM (8 years ago)
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na wa for pple
akposy19 at 12-11-2011 09:25AM (8 years ago)
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God help her
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