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Lady Arrested for Dumping Her Newly Born Baby

May 19, 2008, 4:19 AM | Article By: By Pa Modou Bojang & Ebrima Gillen

One Binta Jatta, a resident of Faji Kunda, was last Friday arrested by the police for allegedly dumping her newly born baby into a toilet shortly after delivering.

Binta, who is currently under custody helping police in their investigations, was believed to have killed the baby before dumping the body into the toilet.

According to Essa Danso, Binta's landlord, he was in his house on Thursday night when he heard footsteps going in the direction of the toilet.

He added that the following morning, Binta informed him that she had given birth to a baby girl at the Faji-Kunda health centre but the baby passed away.

"Upon growing suspicion, I decided to go to the health centre to find out from the nurses on duty but I was told by the nurses that there was no name Binta Jatta registered in their birth register" he said.

Mr. Danso revealed that it was from there that he reported the matter to Wellingara Police Station, adding: "When she was interrogated by the police, she told them that she herself dumped her newly born baby into the toilet."