Residents of Ewu Ajasa community in Lafenwa, Ogun State when thrown into confusion when the corpse of a 1-year old girl was found on Itele Road in an uncompleted building by labourers who were paid to clear weeds around the building.
According to reports, the child was dumped in the uncompleted building on Friday , September 5, 2014.
When the men sighted the corpse, they immediately fled the scene which attracted the attention of other residents and community leaders.
When newsmen visited the area on Tuesday, September 8, 2014, it was discovered that the remains of the child had been buried by the community.
However, a cloth said to have been used to wrap the child was found in front of the building.
A woman, overseeing the construction of the building, described the act as evil.
She said, “I am not the owner of the site, it belongs to a woman who is a member of my church.
“Since she doesn’t live around, she asked me to help her to supervise the building.
“It was on Friday that I was called that they found a dead girl on the site. I was as surprised and horrified as everyone because nobody knows their intention.
“I only went there and left after the community leaders said they would bring in the police.”
Another resident revealed that the baby had signs of infections all over her body.
Confirming the story, the secretary of the community development association, Pastor Aseyi Clement said after proper investigations by the community, it was discovered that the child was dumped by someone living far from the area.
“We first called the Baale, Chief Segun Ajasa, before we reported the matter to the police. We took a picture of the corpse and with the permission of the police, we buried the child. We did that to avert an outbreak of any disease.
“Our investigations showed that the child was brought from a far place and we had to report back to the police so they could also make their findings.”
However a suspect has been arrested and is being interrogated at the Itele Police Station.
Meanwhile, efforts by newsmen to contact the Ogun State Police Public Relations Officer, Muyiwa Adejobi, on the phone, was futile.