Residents of Alaafia street, Igbona area of Osogbo, Osun State capital on Sunday morning woke up to see a foetus, believed to be about seven months old dumped in a stream.
Some residents who saw the floating foetus called attention of others, while none of the could attempt to rescue it.
The foetus, which was packed in a nylon bag, was breathing when first sighted but later lost the sign of life in it.
A resident at the area, Tunde Amoo, disclosed that the foetus was discovered around 8am when it was moving in the polythene bag.
According to him, no one could enter the stream to attempt to either carry or save it until it stopped breathing.
“It was a surprise when we woke up in the morning and discovered the foetus, but no one can explain how it got there.
“What surprised us more was that the foetus was still living and unfortunately no one was able to save it.
“It was about seven months old and it’s like a forced labour. It is painful that it died while we were still observing it”, he added.