Residents of Port-Harcourt, the Rivers state capital were thrown in utter shock after waking up to see a new born baby who was abandoned by the roadside.
The baby was wrapped in a carton and dumped at the front of Mile 3 market in the city.
Passerby and residents who saw the infant – reportedly alerted police authorities to the situation.
A Facebook user Prince Zilla wrote; “What a wicked World! Just happened this morning.. How can a mother be this wicked and heartless, after 9 months of pains, and safe delivering she dumps the child in front of mile 3 park. Sad indeed……”