A new mom has been arrested in Akwa Ibom state for allegedly burying her newborn baby alive.
The woman simply identified as Patience buried her 1-day-old baby alive in a shallow grave in Afaha Abia Village in Nsit Ibom LGA of Akwa Ibom.
The baby boy was immediately rescued by a vigilant neigbhour who witnessed the whole thing.
Patience has been arrested for attempted infanticide and is being interrogated.
Akwa Ibom Police Commissioner, Gabriel Achong made this known today in Uyo
In the press briefing, Achong said: “Patience on Sept. 14, 2014 did bury her one-day-old baby boy in a shallow grave. The baby was rescued alive,”