The 31-year-old single mother claimed she dumped the baby because she couldn't afford to feed her as the father had abandoned her when she became pregnant.
It was gathered that a passerby alerted the police after hearing the pitiful cries of the baby. The police arrived the scene and took the baby to a nearby hospital for check up before they initiated an investigation to discover the mother.
The suspect, who was paraded at the police command headquarters in Ikeja, Lagos, said she claimed she had just gotten the job and that the pay wasn’t much.
"I gave up my daughter because I had no help and my mother is dead. I don’t even know the whereabouts of her father. The only thing I know is that he told me he was traveling. Since that day till now, the number he gave me can’t be reached."