The 16-year-old Fatima Altine of Rigasa area in Kaduna metropolis, who abandoned her own baby in refuse dump and came back a week after to look for the baby, has failed to produce the baby’s father.
The dumping of a four-month-old baby girl in garbage along Yusuf Close near Bakin Ruwa area in Kaduna by her own mother. Residents found and carried the baby hours after she was dumped. A week after the baby was found by passersby, her mother Fatima went to the spot and asked residents of the whereabouts of her daughter. At first, she lied that the baby was stolen in Abuja and she heard over radio that the baby has been found.
However, after thorough interrogation at the Uguwar Sanusi police station she confessed that she threw the baby in refuse dump following pressure from her parents. The police authority and residents asked her to produce the father of baby before the baby will be returned to her.
Yusuf, the baby’s foster father said the baby is still with him. “The baby’s mother is nowhere to be found. You know, when she was asked to produce the baby’s father she left with the pledge to do that the following day. Almost a month after she has not returned,” he said.