A man , identified as Muyiwa Ayorinde, was mobbed at the Oke Aro area of Akure , Ondo State capital , for allegedly dumping his own baby inside a canal in the area.
The 32-year – old man was said to have kept the baby inside a black bag and thrown him inside the canal. He was , however , caught by the residents of the area who later handed him over to the police
A source narrated that the cry of the baby inside the bag attracted the people who were then monitoring the suspect ’ s movement.
He said , “ I saw the young man looking strange as he alighted from an okada ( motorcycle ) and pulled out a black bag and dropped it inside the canal and we heard a baby crying aloud . That was when we knew what he wanted to do . People usually come from different places to dump things in this canal and we have to make it a point of duty to stop them .
“ The man is a wicked man to have come to the place to dump his own baby . Thank God for the swift intervention of the security men who came around ; the people there would have killed him . ”
According to the source , the baby was admitted to a nearby hospital, where a doctor confirmed that he had died .
The state Police Public Relations Officer, Mr Tee – Leo Ikoro , said he had yet to be briefed about the incident .