A 23-year-old mother, Gambo Suleiman, has been arrested in Yauri, Kebbi State for allegedly dumping a day-old baby boy near a house in the town.
An eyewitness, Malam Musa Yauri, said that the newborn baby was found dumped behind a building at about 5.00 p.m. on Sunday evening.
“Neighbours who discovered the baby have handed him to the Kebbi Orphanage Home in Yauri Local Government for proper care,” Musa said.
The Police Public relations Officer (PPRO) in the state, DSP Mustapha Suleiman, on Monday confirmed the incident and said the baby’s mother had been arrested.
Suleiman added that the police have commenced an investigation into the incident.
He said that further investigation into the circumstances surrounding the suspect’s action had begun.
Suleiman said that the suspect would be prosecuted after the investigation.