Police arrest secondary school student for dumping baby at dumpsite in Calabar

The Cross River State Command has captured a secondary school student, who purportedly dumped her one-week-old child at a dumpsite in Calabar.

The lady (Name Withheld) dumped the infant inside the waste receptacle at Otu Ansa Street, next to the Nigerian Immigration Service in Atimbo territory of Calabar.

The youngster was apprehended on Wednesday morning, following a report made by her mom to the police.

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The representative of the State Police Command, Irene Ugbo, confirmed the rescue of the child but kept mum over the arrest of the mother.

However, occupants of the Nigeria Immigration Service central command, Calabar, who said they saw the young lady dumping the baby confirmed the development.

An eyewitness, Mrs Regina Akpan, told newsmen that the suspect was seen at the waste container at about 3 am when she was thought to have dumped the child.