The secondary school drop-out allegedly gagged the baby, dumped her in a bush in Ikorodu to die and fled to Bariga. She had been impregnated by another 19-year-old Tewogbade Martins, who lives at Igi-Olugbin Street, Bariga, with his parents. But the pregnancy was reportedly rejected by Martins’ parents, who alleged that Ayomide was sleeping around.
Photos of 19-year-old mother, Adebayo Ayomide and her poor baby, along with the boy who got her pregnant, 19-year-old Tewogbade Martins, have emerged, courtesy Punch. Members of a vigilante group, who were attracted by movement from a nearby bush, had rescued the baby after they found her head, neck and nose were tied with a piece of cloth.
One of the vigilante group members recognised the baby as Ayomide’s and subsequently, Ayomide was traced to Bariga and arrested. Asked why she could do this to her baby, Ayomide said that a prophet told her that the baby was possessed. Again, that she doesn’t have money to feed the child and did not want to be burden to anyone.
Ayomide’s 19 year old baby daddy did not deny to the police that he impregnated the girl. Presently, both of them are at the police command under investigation. The baby has been handed over to Martin’s mother for care.