31-year-old Ifunanya Eme was arrested when a passerby sighted her dumping her newborn child near a road in Ojo, Lagos State around 3:AM on Tuesday 13 September 2016.
Speaking in detention at Ajangbadi Police Division of Lagos, Ifunanya who had 3 kids in her previous marriage said she left the children at her sister’s place in Enugu before coming to “hustle” in Lagos.
“I gave birth to the baby about 1a.m. in our general toilet. .
“The man responsible for the pregnancy denied me. I was staying in Ajah, but relocated to Ajamgbadi where I was offered a job in a factory. When I thought about losing the job, I made up my mind to dump the baby that has already put me in problem.
“The baby is a child of destiny because, I did not go for ante-natal throughout the pregnancy. The day I was in labour, I did not seek assistance from anybody. I went to the toilet with a knife. I delivered myself of the baby and I used it to cut the placenta.
“In fact, I made up my mind that I must do away with the baby. I don’t want to be embarrassed in future by the baby who would ask of her father. After cleaning myself, I took the baby and dumped her at the roadside, before going inside to sleep. I never thought of going back to check her. .
“My intention was for someone to pick her and take care of her. I am sorry for my action. Nobody knew I was pregnant because I had a flat stomach. I will train her if they give her back to me.”