There was confusion in Odogunyan, Ikorodu area of Lagos State after an auxiliary nurse, identified only as Oyekanmi pulled off the hand of a baby while taking delivery.
The police have since arrested the suspect.
It was gathered that the victim’s mother, Adeola, was taken to Oyekanmi’s residence last Saturday when she went into labour.
Oyekanmi, while attempting to force the delivery, was said to have pulled off the baby’s hand.
The baby died when she was rushed to the Ikorodu general hospital, Punch reports.
The hospital management then alerted the police on the incident and the suspect was picked up by the police.
The source said, “What happened was that the auxiliary nurse tried to deliver the woman of the baby, during which there was a complication.
“But she continued and in the end, the hand of the baby was pulled off while she tried to force the child out from the mother’s womb.
“Afterwards, they quickly packed the woman together and brought her to the general hospital. It had become a critical case by then. The remains of the dead child were brought out, while the matter was reported to the police.”
The Police Public Relations Officer, SP Dolapo Badmos, confirmed the incident, adding that investigations were ongoing.
She said, “The doctor at the hospital discovered that something was amiss after taking a close look at the dead child and seeing that one hand had been pulled off. All the parties were invited to make statements. It is a case of infanticide; investigations are ongoing.”