Nursing Mother Forgets 6-Month-Old Baby In Taxi, Driver Gets Arrested

37years old mother of Little Precious Eromosele on Saturday abandoned her in a public taxi after returning from market.

to report gathered, the mother of three identified as Mrs Cynthia
Eromosele is under police custody for carelessness and child neglect.

Cynthia had gone shopping with her daughter at the popular Oyingbo
market in PortHarcourt to purchase items for a social event the family
is hosting.

After shopping, she hired a taxi to take her to her
residence somewhere at Eleme. While in the taxi, she let her baby sleep
on the taxi seat.

When she got home, she alighted to offload the goods she bought while her visiting in-laws took them inside.

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She paid the driver and he zoomed off without realising that Little Precious was still at the back seat unnoticed.

driver who was also unaware of the presence of the baby got to a police
checkpoint where he was flagged down for stop and search.

to explain to the policeman that he had passed a few minutes ago, the
policeman saw little precious and the driver was nabbed immediately for
child theft.

Every explanation to the policemen that the mother
of the baby might have abandoned her in his taxi fell on deaf ears as
the police insisted that he is a child thief.

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Meanwhile, trouble
already started at the home of Eromosele as heated accusations and
counter accusations about the whereabout of Little Precious was alleged.

mother insisted that after alighting from the vehicle, she handed over
Precious to one of the guests who denied anything of such as she only
carried the make up kits she bought.

The arguments nearly resulted to fisticuffs before it was suggested that the natter should be reported to the police.

The panic stricken couple arrived at the police station to find little precious and the driver of the taxi in police custody.

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every proofs of being parents of the baby, the police asked that the
mother be locked up for child neglect till Monday when she will be
handed over to the ministry of women affairs for discipline.

pleas to allow the mother return home were turned down by the police who
insisted that Mrs Eromosele was serve her punishment as a deterrent to
other would be careless mothers.

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