The gallant operatives of the Nigerian Police, have arrested an auxiliary nurse, identified only as Oyekanmi, for her role in the death of a baby she took delivery of in Odogunyan, Ikorodu area of Lagos State.
According to a report by Punch Metro, the victim’s mother, Adeola, was taken to Oyekanmi’s residence last Saturday when she went into labour and while attempting to force the delivery, the nurse was said to have pulled off the baby’s hand.
She was said to have advised that the child be taken to the Ikorodu General Hospital, where the dead child was finally delivered.
Doctors at the hospital were reported to have queried the baby’s parents on what truly transpired, and they opened up. The hospital management then alerted the police to the incident.
Speaking to a correspondent, a source said Oyekanmi was picked up by the police. “What happened was that the auxiliary nurse tried to deliver the woman of the baby, during which there was a complication. But she continued and in the end, the hand of the baby was pulled off while she tried to force the child out from the mother’s womb.
“Afterwards, they quickly packed the woman together and brought her to the general hospital. It had become a critical case by then. The remains of the dead child were brought out, while the matter was reported to the police,” the source said.
While confirming the incident, the Police Public Relations Officer, SP Dolapo Badmos, said that investigations were ongoing.
She said, “The doctor at the hospital discovered that something was amiss after taking a close look at the dead child and seeing that one hand had been pulled off. All the parties were invited to make statements. It is a case of infanticide; investigations are ongoing.”