Chairman of the Okitipupa Council Area, Mrs. Morenike Alaka has confirmed that the Okitipupa Local Government Area of Ondo State will take care of a newborn baby of a mentally challenged woman found on the street at Ilu Tuntun.
Alaka said, “Men should desist from putting women who are already distressed due to mental illness into the family way. It is a wicked act and a gross abuse of the victim. It is shameful. It is a sin against man and God. Every child has a fundamental right to life and we will do everything within our power to ensure that the baby lives.”
The woman who was found inside a bush with a baby girl some days ago claimed that she was delivered of twins but somebody took one of the babies away.
The woman and her baby were handed over to the council chairman by the police, after which mother and child who are both in the custody of the state’s social workers, were taken to the State Specialist Hospital, Okitipupa.