Newborn baby abandoned at dump site in Bayelsa cries to death (photos)

A newborn baby boy died shortly after being discovered abandoned at a garbage site in Okaka, Bayelsa state’s Yenagoa Local Government Area.

According to reports, the infant wrapped in Ankara cloth was sobbing pathetically when it was discovered by several residents who came out to discard their trash on Saturday morning, August 28.

According to the residents, the first person who saw the infant sounded the alarm, which drew a mob from the surrounding area, but no help arrived because the child was already dying from the cold and rain the night before.

They said the child was confirmed dead later, as he stopped crying. 

Newborn baby abandoned at dump site in Bayelsa cries to death (photos)

Spokesman of the State Police Command, SP Asinim Butswat, who confirmed the incident, said the Divisional Police Officer in charge of the area visited the scene and contacted the sanitation authority to evacuate the baby’s body. 

Men of the Bayelsa State Environmental Sanitation Authority (BESA), visited the scene of the incident and condemned such an act.

The Director of Waste Management, BESA, Comrade Ebitto Alazigha, who led the monitoring team, enjoined residents to always monitor their neighbours on what they take to dump sites.

He said that the authority would put measures in place to check such menace in the future.

Newborn baby abandoned at dump site in Bayelsa cries to death (photos)

On her part, chairperson of the Bayelsa State Gender Response Team (GRT) and founder, Do-Foundation, Barr. Dise Ogbise,  blamed the ugly development on poverty and promiscuity amongst young girls, urging young women who have difficulties in taking care of their babies to contact her office rather than taking innocent lives.

Describing the act as illegal, she warned that if the perpetrators are caught, they would be arrested for murder, prosecuted and jailed.

Newborn baby abandoned at dump site in Bayelsa cries to death (photos)
Newborn baby abandoned at dump site in Bayelsa cries to death (photos)
Newborn baby abandoned at dump site in Bayelsa cries to death (photos)
Newborn baby abandoned at dump site in Bayelsa cries to death (photos)
Newborn baby abandoned at dump site in Bayelsa cries to death (photos)

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