A one-month baby boy was found in the bush behind Sharia Court of Appeal in Abaji, the Federal Capital territory last Friday.
It was gathered that a farmer found the baby wrapped in a cloth and drenched by the early morning downpour behind the Sharia Court while going to his farm.
A resident identified as Ibrahim, who spoke to Daily Trust, however, said the baby later died after he was taken to the hospital by officials from the Social Welfare Department of Abaji Area Council.
“Unfortunately the child later died on Saturday night at the hospital and I believe it may be as a result of the heavy rain that he baby was left in. I wonder why some women are heartless, if not, why not keep the baby where people can easily see it instead of in the bush,” he said.
The Abaji Divisional Police Officer (DPO), CSP Umar Musa, said he was alerted that a baby boy was found dumped in the bush behind the Sharia Court in the area.
He said police officers were deployed to the scene and conveyed the child to officials of the social welfare department of the area council, adding that they were investigating the incident.
“But I am not aware that the baby has died if not now that you are telling me but I will find out from the social welfare department,” he added.