baby boy suspected to be eight-day-old was found wrapped inside a bag
and abandoned at a cemetery in Kakuri, Kaduna South local government
area of Kaduna State yesterday.
boy, who had maggots coming out from every opening on his body, was
still alive, according to two good Samaritans who located him in the
Robert Ogbole, a student of Bayero University Kano and Miss Grace
Yahaya, a Kaduna State athlete who found the baby, narrated their
experiences to newsmen at the Kakuri police station where it was taken
to after receiving first aid at a nearby hospital in Kakuri.
Ogbole said: “I was at home at about 11: 30 am when my youngerbrother(Mike),
who passed through the cemetery to the football field came with a
report that he heard the sound of a baby inside a bag at the cemetery.
So, I quickly called my neighbour (Grace), and we ran to the place.
getting there, we found this baby boy rapped all over with cloth and
was kept in the cemetery, so we picked him and this my neighbour helped
to unwrap him, the baby had maggots coming from every opening of his
body but was still alive.
then took the baby to Young Men Christian Association (YMCA) clinic in
Kakuri where the baby was treated before we brought him to the police
nurse at the clinic confirmed that the baby should be about a week old
and probably would have been in that condition for about four days,’’
When contacted, the Kaduna Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), DSP Aminu Lawan, confirmed the incident.
the baby boy was brought to our police station in Kakuri, our men
immediately swung into action. We have taken the baby to the Saint
Gerard Catholic Hospital for necessary
medical investigation and treatment. At the end of the treatment, we
will process all the documents and hand over the baby to the social
welfare for further necessary action.
Meanwhile, the PPRO said, the police will carry out necessary investigation with a view to