There was commotion at the Federal University of Oye Ekiti (FUOYE) in Ekiti State, last Thursday, following the discovery of a fresh foetus in one of the school’s halls of residence.
The foetus, said to be six-month old, was found by cleaners in a polythene bag dumped close to a refuse incinerator. When the cleaners raised alarm, students rushed to the scene, expressing shock at the sight of the foetus.
The cleaners reported the matter at the central office of the school porters.
Newsmen gathered that the foetus was dripping blood at the time of its discovery, suggesting that the aborted baby may have been dumped in by a resident of the hostel.
It was gathered that the hostel porters traced the blood marks on the ground until the mother was found in a room, bleeding.
The lady, identified as Izuka and a 100-Level student, was taken to the institution’s health centre for attention.
A resident of the hostel, who pleaded not to be named, said it was not the first time strange objects would be discovered in the hostel, noting that the foetus was dumped before dawn.
Another student, who also spoke under the condition of anonymity, said:-
Aborting a baby of about six months old is an act of wickedness. Necessary action should be taken against the mother.
We are students and our purpose in the school is what should take our priority.”
There has been no word from management about the issue, but sources said the authorities may take punitive action against the aborted baby’s mother.