A day old baby boy who was abandoned by the mother has been rescued by operatives of the Lagos State Police Command on Monday, March 15.
The baby was found by a good Lagosian at Oladejo Street, Oko Oba Lagos on Monday at 10:20pm who informed the police operatives attached to Abattoir Division of the command. The policemen quickly raced to the scene and picked up the baby for necessary medical attention and safety.
The Commissioner of Police Lagos State, CP Hakeem Odumosu received the baby in his ikeja office on Tuesday, March 16, and has ordered the Gender Unit of the command to hand over the baby to the Child Protection Unit of the Ministry of Youth and Social Development of Lagos State.
A statement by the spokesperson of the police command, Ademuyiwa Adejobi, states that the Commissioner of Police has expressed his intention to discuss with the Minsitry of Youth and Social Development on the processes of adopting the little boy as soon as possible.
The police boss also urged women, especially young ladies, to desist from abandoning their babies.