While many women are looking unto God for a child, a day-old baby was at the weekend found dumped by the road side in Lagos.
*The abandoned baby
As at the time of compiling this report, it was not yet known who could have abandoned the male child at a point near Abule Onigbagbo Bus Stop in Ikeja.
According to PUNCH Metro, the incident occurred on Thursday when the baby was found wrapped with an ankara attire and left by the road side.
It was informed that some unidentified residents of the area saw the baby around 7.30am and within few minutes, a lot of other residents in the community surrounded the baby and started cursing the mother that subjected him to that cruel fate.
The baby was said to be weak and frail when he was discovered and as a result, the people decided to contact the chairman of Onigbongbo Local Council Development Area, Mr. Babatunde Oke, about the presence of an abandoned baby in his council area.
Reports say the council boss reached out to the Supervisory Councillor for Health, Mr.Gbenga Adedeji, who went to the scene with an ambulance. Adedeji and reportedly took the child away.
“We took him to the Oregun Primary Health Centre where he was bathed, fed and given medication,” Adedeji told a reporter when contacted on the matter.
However, it was gathered that the baby was later transferred to the Little Saints Orphanage, Onipanu, Lagos, from where the orphanage transferred him to their branch at the Akowonjo area.