The Police Command in Lagos State have started looking into the death of a set of twin babies who were found dead in a canal close to a filling station in Ajangbadi.

Punch reports the babies who were left in the canal since Friday, August 13, 2016, were already dead by the time the police arrived.

“A resident alerted us to the scene. By the time we got there, the babies were already dead. There was a crowd of onlookers, some of them were taking snapshots. It is probable that the babies were dropped by their mother for reasons best known to her.

“We searched all the communities to see if we could find her or anyone who could volunteer any useful information, but we couldn’t. It is sad that while many women are looking for children, someone could take two baby boys and dump them in a canal,” the police source the newspaper.

The public relation officer of the police, SP Dolapo Badmos confirmed the event after she was contacted.

“We got the information around 1pm on Friday and our operatives attached to the Ilemba Hausa division went there and saw the corpses of the infants in the canal. We discovered that they were two corpses of newborn male babies, packed in a polythene bag and abandoned by the canal by unknown person(s).

“The corpses were removed and deposited at the Badagry General Hospital morgue for autopsy. But effort is on to track down the perpetrator(s) of the act.”

She added that investigation was still in progress.

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