A 17-year-old girl who abandoned her one-day-old baby she just delivered in a private hospital in Galadima, a community in Bwari Area Council of Abuja, The Federal Capital Territory, has been apprehended by the police and handed over to the Social Welfare Department of the FCT Administration.
The teenage mother, a resident of Dutse, according to reports, was impregnated by a man who is said to be mentally challenged and has no capacity to take care of a child, and hence her decision to abandon the baby in the hospital and run away.
It was gathered that the girl had gone to the hospital for the delivery after undergoing series of pregnancy related pains and after she had a successful delivery, she handed the baby girl over to the doctor and had successfully sneaked out of the hospital when the doctor raised an alarm and she was nabbed.
A nurse in the hospital was quoted as saying:
“She claimed she would not be able to take care of the baby, and that the father who could have assisted is insane.”