There were anger and confusion among residents, Thursday morning, when an object unmistakably an aborted premature baby was found dumped and helpless in the cold.
Residents of Adetoun Close in the Ogba area of Lagos, during the Thursday sanitation exercise, had placed a distress call on National Wire, pleading for the matter to be brought into the public domain in order to get the attention of relevant authorities ahead of an evacuation.
“Please help us reach the police or Ministry of the Environment to come and evacuate this foetus dumped here by unknown persons,” a distressed resident said in a telephone conversation.
Residents were, however, directed to the Area G Police Division at Ogba, close to the scene at the Ifako Ijaiye Local Government Area of the state.
Efforts to reach the police on the phone number known to our correspondent were unsuccessful as the answering machine reported that the phone was switched off.
The foetal object was still at the same location on the tarred surface of the road during the time of filing this report.