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Teenager ties her baby’s mouth and dumps her in the woods because she could not take care of her

By Mason White 2:31 PM June 16, 2017
Baby girl (illustration)
Baby girl (illustration)
By: Alexis Bell

A teenager has dumped her baby in order to get rid of her because she could not take car of the child, according to police in Nigeria.

Lagos police said that they have arrested 19-year-old Ayomide Adebayo, after being accused of tying the mouth of her 2-month-old daughter and dumping her in the woods.

Adebayo is facing charges of attempted murder and child abandonment.

According to the police investigation, Adebayo was involved in a relationship with Martins Tewogbade. Adebayo became pregnant and gave birth to a healthy baby girl.

When she was discharged, Adebayo handed over her baby to Joke Fatai, who works at a church. On Saturday, Adebayo came back to the church and demanded her baby.

Fatai complied and handed over the girl to her mother. Adebayo then tied the mouth of her baby and dumped her in the woods.

When Adebayo came home, she told her neighbors that her baby has died. Luckily, passersby noticed the girl and they called the police.

During questioning, Adebayo told police that she did not want to take care of her baby so she decided to abandon her in the woods.