A yet-to-be-identified nursing mother has allegedly committed suicide, abandoning her child in a bush where her corpse was discovered along Suuka Airport road, in the Federal Capital Territory on Monday, November 21.
Residents of the community woke up to find the woman lying lifeless in the bush with an empty bottle of insecticide beside her corpse. Her crying baby who is believed to be two years old drew the attention of passersby.
Confirming the incident, the spokesperson of the FCT police command, DSP Josephine Adeh, said the corpse had been deposited in a morgue and that the child is now in the custody of the police. She added that efforts are being made to locate the family members of the deceased woman.
“I can confirm to you that this case was reported at our division in Iddo. The corpse has been deposited at the University of Abuja Teaching Hospital morgue. We cannot rush to the conclusion that she drank sniper, an autopsy will be conducted to determine the true cause of her death.” she said