Monday, September 25, 2023

A Day-Old Baby Abandoned By Roadside Taken To Hospital In Lagos

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A day-old baby has been abandoned very close to a church by the roadside in Ikorodu Local Government Area, Lagos.

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It has been reported that a yet-to-be-identified resident who was going to a shop in the area heard the baby crying around 6:30 a.m.

The resident, upon moving closer to the crying baby, observed that she was wearing long sleeve baby clothes, a cap and was wrapped in flannel.

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The resident raised an alarm hoping other residents will be drawn to the scene but opted to report the case to the Ikorodu Police Division with suspicions that the baby had been abandoned at midnight.

The Lagos State Police Public Relations Officer, SP Benjamin Hundeyin, confirmed the incident to newsmen saying the baby was receiving treatment at the Ikorodu General Hospital.

He said, “Around 7am today (Monday), a resident came to the station and reported that on her way to a nearby provision store to buy bread around 6.30am, she heard the cry of a baby.

“She checked and saw a newborn girl wrapped and kept beside the road, close to a church. She called the attention of neighbours but nobody claimed the baby, so she reported at the station.

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“The baby, believed to be one day old, has been taken from the scene, and sent to the Ikorodu General Hospital, for treatment. The Family Support Unit of the Ikorodu Division is conducting a preliminary investigation into the case.”


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