A 32 year old man identified as Muyiwa Ayorinde, has been arrested by officers of the Ondo state Police Command for allegedly dumping his baby inside a canal.
The incident according to a reports, happened in the Oke Aro area of Akure,in Ondo State.
But for the timely intervention of police detectives, the suspect would have been Lynched by the angry youths.
The boy who was still alive then was hidden in a black bag by his father who arrived the scene on a motorbike.
Reports had it that the baby later died in the hospital after he was rescued by sympathizers.
Eyewitness account said that “Luck ran out on the father as he was spotted by one of residents at about noon while he attempted to escape after dumping his three-weeks-old baby into the canal.
He was, however, caught by the residents of the area who later handed him over to the police.
A source narrated that the cry of the baby inside the bag attracted the people who were then monitoring the suspect’s movement.
I saw the young man looking strange as he alighted from an okada (motorcycle) and pulled out a black bag and dropped it inside the canal and we heard a baby crying aloud.
That was when we knew what he wanted to do. People usually come from different places to dump things in this canal and we have to make it a point of duty to stop them.
The man is a wicked man to have come to the place to dump his own baby.
Thank God for the swift intervention of the security men who came around; the people there would have killed him.
According to the source, the baby was admitted to a nearby hospital, where doctors confirmed that he had died.