Abandoned newborn found under Ilorin bridge

A new born baby was found abandoned under Oke-Foma bridge, Ita-Nma area of Ilorin, the Kwara State capital.

Our Staff Reporter who was at the scene of the incident reports that the new baby was dropped by unidentified person in the early hours of today.

Our Correspondent gathered that the abandoned new baby was bathed and fully kitted before being dropped under bridge, it is however yet to be ascertained whether the bay is dead or alive at the time of filing this report

Huge crowd converged at the spot of the incident, wondering why a new born baby could be dropped at unhygienic place under Oke-Foma Bridge

The baby was however, evacuated by officers and men of Nigeria Police, around 12:10pm, today.


Ibrahim Sheriff is the Editor of Fresh Insight and former Special Assistant on Media to the Speaker, Kwara state House of Assembly. Although a management science researcher by training, he has over five years experience of practice in Journalism, Public Relations and Communication Strategy. Sheriff holds a Masters Degree in Finance and Bachelors Degree in Banking and Finance from Kwara state University, Malete. He has Certificates in Digital Journalism, Enterprise Creation and Skill Acquisition (ECSA) and Basic Econometrics Data Analysis, as well as Bank of Industry (BoI) Certificate in Business Management. He is also a holder of Diploma in Cooperative Studies from Kwara state Polytechnic, Ilorin.

Learn More →