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A mother was arrested and charged with murder after allegedly killing her own newborn baby, police in Nigeria said.
Bayelsa State Police said that they arrested a 27-year-old woman just hours after she gave birth.
Erebi Amgba dumped her baby into a bucket of water at 3:00 a.m. on Saturday.
Police said that the child was still covered in amniotic fluid when the mother was arrested.
The woman said that over the past few weeks she was constantly teased about her strange appearance, and that she had denied being pregnant.
Neighbors told police that Amgba wore long scarves around her waist in an effort to conceal her pregnancy.
The woman, who lives with her grandfather, gave birth to the child at home, which is located on Timivis Hotel Road.
A neighbor who heard a newborn baby crying, came over to the house to investigate and saw the baby in the bucket of water.