A nurse, identified as Folashade Adesina, has been arrested for using an injection needle to pierce the eye of the newborn baby, few minutes after she was born in order to avenge a carryover she got in school.
The staff of Usmanu Danfodiyo University Teaching Hospital, Sokoto, had approached Asma’u Ahmad Tijjani, who is the mother of the baby, to ask some questions.
According to Asma’u, who is a non-academic staff of Sokoto Study Centre of the National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN), “Immediately after my delivery, my nurse told me Folashade told her that I gave her a carryover.
I was shocked to hear this because I am not a teaching staff of the university and have no business with students’ scripts. So how could I give her a carryover?
When my husband came, Folashade came and collected my baby, saying she was taking it to him. After some minutes, she brought the baby back, and I noticed some blood coming out from her eyes, so I started crying and shouting.
The baby was taken to the eye section of the hospital for examination, where it was confirmed that both her eyes were pricked, but the object did not penetrate the two lenses.”
The suspect is currently remanded in prison following her arraignment by the police before the Sokoto Magistrate’s Court.