The police in Edo state have arrested a 16-year-old teenage mother for allegedly abandoning her baby in an uncompleted building in Abeokuta, Ogun state.
The teenage girl who put the baby
in a cement bag said because she had no money to take of her child hence
her reason for abandoning the baby confessed to being a prostitute.
Luckily the baby was saved by good Samaritans.
teenage mum, who said she stopped schooling at primary five and that
her father chased her away from home and asked her to look for real
father spoke about being a prostitute saying: “I went to Umelu village
and met a friend who told me to follow her to Abeokuta, Ogun State, and
that I would work there. “I did not know that she was going to introduce
me to prostitution.
“It was in Abeokuta I conceived. I don’t know
if the man is still in Abeokuta. “He knew that I had a baby for him. I
used to sleep with about 10 men in a day. I spent six months as a
“I left him at the uncompleted building because I didn’t have any money to take care of him.
elder sister came to take the baby from me so that she can be
collecting money from my mother but when I went to collect my baby she
sent me away.
“I was arrested after I decided to go back and check
on the baby. The people knew who I was and they took me to the
traditional ruler, who handed me to the police.”
Police Commissioner Foluso Adebanjo said the suspects would be charged to court after investigations.
The alarming rate of teenage prostitutes is a serious cause for concern.