A 40-year-old widow identified as Mujidat was caught on Wednesday with a dead day old baby hidden in a sack around her home at 2, Reverend Alimi street, NEPA phase 1, Ijagemo in Iba local council development area of Lagos state.
The mother of five was caught by a high Chief, Babatunde Balogun a member of the community when she was trying to dispose the baby at about 5p.m on Wednesday.
According to report, when Balogun questioned her on the content of the sack, she said it contained household items which bought from the market but when he looked closely, he noticed it was a dead day old baby which the woman had allegedly just delivered.
That was when he raised an alarm calling the attention of other residents.
Mujidat said she didn't see the need of going to any hospital to deliver as she found delivery easy and therefore claimed to have done everything herself.
It was gathered that different men have been visiting her home after the death of her husband three years ago.
When asked if she planned to throw away the baby because of an alleged paternity mess, she denied, claiming that a welder turned block maker near her residence was responsible for the pregnancy that resulted in the birth of the dead baby she was caught with. .
Officials of the Community Development Association, CDA, in the area later accompanied the woman and her sack of baby to the Isheri-Oshun Police Division where the matter was reported.
At the time of this report, the woman was still being interrogated.