On Monday, March 15, the Lagos State Police Command rescued a day-old baby child.
On Monday at 10:20 p.m., a good Lagosian discovered the baby on Oladejo Street, Oko Oba Lagos, and alerted the police operatives assigned to the command’s Abattoir Division. The officers rushed to the scene and rounded up the infant to insure his or her safety and medical care.
On Tuesday, March 16, the Commissioner of Police in Lagos State, CP Hakeem Odumosu, received the baby in his ikeja office and directed the command’s Gender Unit to hand over the baby to the Child Protection Unit of the Lagos State Ministry of Youth and Social Development.
According to a statement issued by the police command’s spokesperson, Ademuyiwa Adejobi, the Commissioner of Police has expressed his desire to negotiate the adoption process with the Ministry of Youth and Social Development as soon as possible.
The police chief also urged women, especially young women, not to leave their babies.