Lagos State were shocked on Wednesday to find an abandoned baby boy
crawling on the road.
PUNCH Metro reports that 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. The baby was thereafter taken for a
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.”