A teenage girl in Edo has been apprehended by the police after she allegedly abandoned her baby in an uncompleted building.
The girl, who confessed to being a prostitute, said she had conceived the baby in Abeokuta in Ogun and that she abandoned him because she had no money to take care of him.
Nigerian Eye reports:
The teenage mum, who said she stopped schooling at primary five, was among 42 suspects paraded by the police in Edo State for crimes ranging from robbery, kidnapping, rape, murder and unlawful possession of firearms.
She told reporters that her father chased her away from home and asked her to go and look for her real father.
Her words: “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 prostitute.
“I left him at the uncompleted building because I didn’t have any money to take care of him.
“My 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.