Wednesday, March 17, 2021

Police rescue abandoned day-old baby in Lagos

 Operatives of the Lagos Police Command have rescued a day-old baby abandoned by a bush in Oko Oba.

The Nation

The baby was rescued around 10:30pm on Monday at Oladejo Street, Oko Oba after he was discovered by a resident around 10:20pm.

t was gathered that the baby’s cries attracted the attention of a resident who moved closer only to see a newborn by the side of the bush.

The resident, according to police spokesman, Olumuyiwa Adejobi, alerted operatives at Abattoir Division, who raced to the scene and carried the baby for safety and quick medical attention.

Adejobi, in a statement around midnight on Tuesday, said the Commissioner of Police (CP) Hakeem Odumosu after receiving the newborn at his office, expressed interest in adopting the child through the Ministry of Youth and Social Development.

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