A newborn baby girl was on Wednesday found hanging on a barbed wire fence in Oko in the Orumba North Local Government Area of Anambra State.
The baby was said to have been thrown from the first floor of a female hostel of the Federal Polytechnic, Oko .
The mother of the baby receiving treatment at a specialist hospital in the area could not be identified as of press time .
Our correspondent learnt that the mother was delivered of the baby with the help of a boyfriend .
A medical officer at the hospital , Chinonso Nwosu , where the baby was rushed to by neighbours confirmed the incident said the baby sustained a wound to his leg, adding that she was responding to treatment .
Nwosu said , “The mother ran away after the incident , but was later arrested. She is currently breastfeeding the baby after she was brought to the hospital in handcuffs. ”
The Public Relations Officer of the polytechnic, Mr Obini Onuchukwu , said it was not clear if the suspect and her accomplices were students of the school.
He said , “ The authorities heard about the incident like every other person .
Besides, the incident happened in a private hostel , outside the school where the authorities are not in control of students ’ actions . ”
Spokesman for the police in the state , Haruna Mohammed , said , “We are aware of the incident and we’ re investigating. ”
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