9-months-old baby abandoned on the street of Lagos
An abandoned baby was seen on wednesday by the residents of Shodipo Crescent in the Ikeja Government Reserved Area of Lagos State.According to PUNCH Metro who reported the incidence, the nine-month-old baby, whose name had yet to be ascertained, was seen crawling by residents, who quickly alerted some policemen on patrol in the area.
The child was picked up by the policemen and brought to the Lagos State Police Command headquarters, Ikeja and taken for a checkup.
It was gathered that the nine-month-old was believed to have crawled out of his parents’ apartment, although no resident in the area had showed up for the baby boy.
A police source told PUNCH Metro that the child would remain in the police custody until his family showed up with concrete proofs of relationship.
She said, “We found the boy on Shodipo Crescent in the Ikeja GRA. He is about nine months old. He was found crawling on the road. Some residents thereafter alerted some policemen on patrol.
“The police team rescued the baby. So far, nobody has come up to claim the baby. He must have left the custody of his parents or guardian and that is how some children fall into the hands of kidnappers and ritual killers. He is still with us at the command headquarters.”