A lady has allegedly killed her baby after giving him tramadol to enable him to sleep deeply so she can go clubbing in Cameroon.
It was gathered that the six-month-old baby boy died in his sleep on Monday after his mother gave him an overdose of tramadol before locking him up in the room at Quarter Nine in Likomba, a neighborhood in Tiko.
According to reports, the lady went out to the club with her friends but returned the next morning to find the lifeless body of her infant, forcing her to raise an alarm over the boy’s death.
Sources said the lady has been arrested by the police after residents mobbed her over the death of the baby.
The mother of the young woman said this wasn’t the first time that she drugged the child and left him unattended.
“The first time the mother caught her drugging the child, she interrogated her but she told her they were mere pills,” a source said.
Sharing the story on social media, a Cameroonian reporter wrote: “This lady you see here committed an abomination last night in Likomba, Tiko. Despite having a newborn baby of few months old in hand, she wanted to go clubbing with friends.
“The innocent child was the only thing standing in her way as she couldn’t take him to the club. So what did this girl do? She decided to give him [email protected] so he can fall deep asleep. This way she can go party with her friends
“She gave her the [email protected] and locked the baby inside the house. She returned home this morning only to find out the baby di*d as a result of the hard drugs she gave him
“Likomba inhabitants descended on her and got her well [email protected] Forces of law and order intervened and as of now, the girl is in detention. The baby has been buried. May the soul of the innocent baby rest in peace.”
KanyiDaily had also reported how the police rescued a mother of two from an angry mob after she allegedly used a machete to cut off the head of her 11-month-old baby in Cross River State.