A 23-year-old woman was on Tuesday arrested in Jigawa by the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), for allegedly dumping her new born baby boy in a toilet in Hadeja town of Hadejia Local Government Area of the state.
The Corps Commandant in the state, Mr Muhammad Gidado, said in Dutse that the suspect was arrested following a tip-off by patriotic citizens.
He explained that the suspect gave birth to the baby on Sept. 1 around 11.30p.m and allegedlydumped it in the toilet. The Commandant said that the suspect alleged that she was impregnated by a man who ordered her to dump the baby.
Gidado said the man has also been arrested, adding that "he confessed to committing the offence". He said that medical examination conducted at General Hospital, Hadejia, revealed that the suspect gave birth to the baby.
He stated that efforts were being made to recover the baby, which he said "might be dead by now due to the hours it spent" in the toilet.
The commandant said that the suspects would be charged to court after investigation had been concluded.