Two newborn babies were dumped in the Lagos canal beside a filling station in the Ajangbadi area of the state, they were discovered dead. The Lagos State Police Command has begun investigation into the death babies.
The two boys, suspected to be twins, were left in the canal on Friday. A crowd of residents, who were drawn to the scene, had started taking snapshots of the corpses before the arrival of policemen from the Ilemba Hausa division.
The policemen thereafter called the attention of the State Environmental Health Monitoring Unit after seeing the dead babies, which removed the corpses and deposited them in a mortuary.
A police source wondered why the residents did not act instantly the moment they saw the babies, adding that the babies were dead by the time the police arrived the scene.
“A resident alerted us to the scene. By the time we got there, the babies were already dead. There was a crowd of onlookers; some of them were taking snapshots. It is probable that the babies were dropped by their mother for reasons best known to her.
“We searched all the communities to see if we could find her or anyone who could volunteer any useful information, but we couldn’t. It is sad that while many women are looking for children, someone could take two baby boys and dump them in a canal.”