The Lagos State Police Command has rescued an abandoned day-old baby boy at Oko Oba, a suburb in the state.
According to the police spokesperson, CSP Olumuyiwa Adejobi, a good citizen found the baby on Monday, March 15, 2021 at Oladejo street, Oko Oba, at about 10.20pm and informed the police at Abattoir division of the command, who picked up the baby for necessary medical attention and safety.
The State Commissioner of Police, CP Hakeem Odumosu, on Tuesday, March 16, 2021 received the baby in his Ikeja office and ordered the gender unit of the command to hand over the baby to the Child Protection Unit of the Lagos State Ministry of Youth and Social Development.
CP Odumosu expressed his intention to discuss with the ministry the processes of adopting the baby boy as soon as possible.
He appealed to women, especially young ladies, to desist from the callous act of abandoning their babies; saying such must be unequivocally condemned by all and sundry.