A 17-year-old girl on Tuesday [Sept. 8] abandoned a day-old baby she delivered at a private hospital in Galadima, a community in Bwari Area Council of the Federal Capital Territory.
via City News:
The teenager, a resident of Dutse, had gone to the hospital for the delivery after undergoing series of pregnancy related pains. A source said though she had a successful delivery, she handed the baby girl over to the doctor and was about to walk away from the hospital before she was stopped.
“She claimed she would not be able to take care of the baby, and that the father who could have assisted is insane,” the source added. She was later apprehended by the police who stormed the hospital and picked her and the baby, following a tip-off by the doctor.
The Dutse Divisional Police Officer, SP Hajia Aisha Yusuf, said the teenager and her baby have been handed over to the Social Welfare Department of the FCT Administration.