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Abandoned twin boys found dead in canal



Abandoned twin boys found dead in canal
Residents in the Ajangbadi area of the Lagos State where shocked to the bones to discover a pair of lifeless twins dumped at a canal beside a filling station in the area.
Reports say the bodies of the twins have been recovered as men of the Lagos State Police Command have opened an investigation into the death of the babies (two boys) who were discarded at the canal last Friday.
According to a police source, immediately security operatives arrived the scene of the incident, a call was put through to the State Environmental Health Monitoring Unit which later removed the corpse of the babies from the canal.
“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 said.
SP Dolapo Badmos, the Police Public Relations Officer, informed that the investigation into the matter was still on-going and full details of the incident would be revealed as soon as findings are completed.
She stated that; “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 new-born 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.”

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